GAME OF THRONES: Not Even George R.R. Martin Knows How The HBO Series Is Going To End

GAME OF THRONES: Not Even George R.R. Martin Knows How The HBO Series Is Going To End

The final season of Game of Thrones is still shrouded in secrecy, but surely the author of the books upon which the show is based knows what's going to happen... right? Not according to Martin himself...

HBO recently released the first trailer for the final season of Game of Thrones, and while it gave fans some idea of what to expect from the finale of the mega-popular fantasy drama series, not even the writer of the source material knows exactly how it's going to end.

George R.R. Martin gave showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss a rough outline of his plans for the conclusion of the Song of Ice and Fire saga years ago so they'd know what to work towards, but since then the show has diverged - sometimes pretty significantly - from the events of the books, and Martin has also made a few changes to his story in the interim.

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During an interview with EW, the writer discussed the upcoming eighth season of the show, and made it clear that he's still in the dark about some of the big events of the finale.

“I haven’t read the [final-season] scripts and haven’t been able to visit the set because I’ve been working on Winds,” Martin reveals. “I know some of the things. But there’s a lot of minor-character [arcs] they’ll be coming up with on their own. And, of course, they passed me several years ago. There may be important discrepancies.”

At the very least, the show won't spoil everything that's going to happen in the final two books once they're published. Martin is currently working on The Winds of Winter, which still doesn't have an ETA.

How do you guys think Game of Thrones will wrap up? You can check out the recent trailer along with a series of character posters below.



Emilia Clarke As Daenerys Targaryen

<p>HBO unveiled on Twitter key art images for <em>Game of Thrones</em> season 8 that include first looks at new costumes and the return of one absent character.</p>

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau As Jaime Lannister

Lena Headey As Cersei Lannister

Liam Cunningham As Davos Seaworth


Isaac Hempstead Wright As Bran Stark

Maisie Williams As Arya Stark

Jacob Anderson As Greyworm

Rory McMann As The Hound

Sophie Turner As Sansa Stark

Gwendoline Christie As Brienne

Kit Harington As Jon Snow

Nathalie Emmanuel As Missandei

Vladimir Furdik As The Night King


Peter Dinklage As Tyrion Lannister

Pilou Asbaek As Euron Greyjoy

Carice van Houten As Melisandre

Ian Glen As Jorah Mormont

Alfie Allen As Theon Greyjoy

John Bradley As Sam Tarley

Conleth Hill As Varys

<p>If you tweet @Twitter with #ForTheThrone you can receive a Moment showcasing all 20-character key art images and a reveal of the new character emojis.</p>
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