HBO’s series Game of Thrones , which started broadcasting in 2011 and has been on the world agenda for a long time since then, bid farewell to its viewers by making its final in May 2019. However, the series, which has produced seasons that have managed to excite the audience until this date, unfortunately did not achieve the same with its last season.
The 8th and final season of Game of Thrones was written by a team of writers who tried to finish the story in an instant. While the discussions of this season, which still causes the fans to goosebumps when it comes to season 8, continue, an interesting fact has emerged today about the creator of the series , George RR Martin .
George wanted the series to be extended, but the directors did not want it:
According to Insider’s report, George RR Martin was the CEO of HBO at the time. he goes to New York to have dinner with Richard Plepler and formally begs him to ‘ ‘ for a total of 10 episodes consisting of 10 episodes. Martin tells Plepler that he has enough material on hand that it will provide a more satisfying and better experience .
George RR Martin’s representative, Paul Haas, stated in his statement that the directors of the series, Dan Weiss and Dave Benioff, are rightfully tired. Haas stated that the duo now wants to finish the series and move on , while HBO wants to make the series as long as possible. Negotiations took place and the series ended quickly as the duo wanted.
In addition, Haas also revealed that he began to worry about Martin going off the show’s schedule after season 5. Worried about the path Dan and Dave are going, George tells the duo, “You’re not following my draft.” he says. According to the statement , the first 5 seasons were created by the plans of George RR Martin, and the following ones by Dave and Dan.