“Game of Thrones” season 6 will not in any way spoil what George R.R. Martin has in store for his upcoming sequel books especially, “The Winds of Winter,” say series showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss.
The co-producers sat down with Entertainment Weekly to assure fans that the upcoming installment of the hit HBO series will not be giving away what is to come on Martin’s unfinished book.
“People are talking about whether the books are going to be spoiled and it’s really not true,” Benioff stressed.
Earlier this year, Martin has penned a lengthy post on his personal web journal delivering the news that every “Game of Thrones” fan has been dreading about, he is nowhere near finished writing the next chapter of his compelling novel series. Despite this, HBO announced that season 6 of the series which is adapted from the book will push through with its regular schedule airing this spring. Since then, viewers have started wondering whether the TV show will give away the events of “The Winds of Winter.”
“So much of what we’re doing diverges from the books at this point. And while there are certain key elements that will be the same, we’re not going to talk so much about that and I don’t think George is either. People are going to be very surprised when they read the books after the show. They’re quite divergent in so many respects for the remainder of the show,” Benioff continued.
For Weiss’ part, he noted that the reason the novels are very popular is because of George’s somehow loose approach in his storytelling. Meaning there is no standard structure for every plot point in the story.
“At a certain point, we realized we were going to outpace the books and we kind of chose to see it as a great thing on both sides there’s this amazing world George has created and now there are two different versions, and there’s no reason we can see why you can’t be thrilled and surprised and dismayed by both of these different versions of this world,” he further explained.
Season 6 will be the first that the well accepted HBO series will take place beyond Martin’s five published narratives. Collider pointed out that it may even be a good chance for the show to branch out a little bit more in order to make the show more thrilling on the small screen.
“Game of Thrones” season 6 is slated to debut on HBO’s program roster on April 24.