Apparently, George R.R. Martin is Too Busy to Watch Game Of Thrones
Over 30 million people will tune into Sunday night’s Game of Thrones Season 7 finale—but the guy who created Westeros, Jon Snow, and making incest seem okay isn’t going to be one of them.
In a recent interview with Metro, George R.R. Martin, the author of the Game of Thrones book series, revealed that he doesn’t actually watch the HBO television show based on his work. Which, on one hand: “what?!” And on the other hand: “If you already know what happens, is there really a point?”
Turns out, the 68-year-old is just too busy for TV. According to the interview, Martin doesn’t have the time to watch Game of Thrones because of “touring” and writing. (He’s been working on the long-awaited Winds of Winter, the sixth entry in the Song of Ice and Fire series, for six years.) He then highlights the differences between his novels and the HBO show, which has already surpassed his published writing.
“The book series and TV adaptation go their separate ways,” Martin told Metro. “On the screen characters are killed right and left. About twenty of them have died already, which are quite alive to me and will appear in a new book.”
Does this mean Shaggydog is still alive? Is Hodor?! There are SO many people from the last two season who we want to bring back…
While we wait on the character resurrections promised in Martin’s next book, we’ll settle on the fan-fiction-esque writing that’s wrapping up the Game of Thrones show. Martin might not be tuning in, but we definitely will be. Here’s the trailer for Season 7’s final episode. (Let’s hope it doesn’t leak this time.)