The premiere for the season 8 of Game of Thrones was held in New York City last week. The writer of the series, George RR Martin did not hold back when he was asked about what he thinks of The Final Season.
Game of Thrones should not end says Martin
Martin revealed that he does not believe that it should be the last season. He also expressed nostalgia, saying,
“it seems to me we just started last week.”
But this is not the end for Martin, according to him.
“I’m still deep in writing the books,” he said.
He also stated that five sequels for the show are already in development. Laughing, he added,
“I think I’m going to be hanging around Westeros while everyone else has left.”
The prequel show is called The Long Night, and even though Martin claims that 5 shows are in development, this is the only one HBO is currently working on. The shooting for The Long Night starts in June, and Martin has said that much of the show is set long before the events of Game of Thrones.
He also added he said that readers may encounter “a sentence or two” about the sequel in A World of Ice and Fire, but much of the storyline has been developed by showrunners Jane Goldman along with her team.
Reports have also stated that Martin will not be actively involved in the development of the show, just as he did now show any major involvement in the final season of Game of Thrones.
The Winds of Winter
About the long-awaited 6th book, The Winds of Winter, he said,
“I’ve been in isolation. My loyal staff — I have a couple of them with me — have chained me to the typewriter. They’re making me eat healthy food. It’s horrible! ”
The Final Season airs on this Sunday, April 14. There has been no set release date for The Winds of Winter.