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'Game Of Thrones' Star Confirms George R.R. Martin Came Up With THAT Ending Twist!

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Ever since the final episode of Game Of Thrones aired, we’ve been hearing nonstop how the showrunners ruined it.
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss created the show based on author George R.R. Martin‘s book series, but the blame is all being leveled squarely at them.
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Well, Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire is not yet complete. The septology only has five of the seven books out so far.
Book Four, A Feast For Crows, was published in 2005, and A Dance With Dragons came out in 2011. And that six year gap was nothing — Book Six isn’t even finished yet! It could be another DECADE before we get the entire series.
That means for the past couple years the HBO show’s writers have had to build the story as they go, with no foundation.

You know, kind of like how other TV shows have to do.

So anything fans have hated about where the series has gone has been blamed not on George but on Benioff and Weiss.
However, the producers, who wrote and directed the finale themselves, have said before that the brilliant (if perhaps less than prolific) novelist did give them a road map for the end of his book series.
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But… does that mean all the twists and turns at the end were his idea from the start?
Even the king being… Bran the Broken? The compromise that those rooting for Jon, Daenerys, and Sansa ALL hated?
Yep. Even that.
In an interview for HBO’s Making of Game of Thrones production diary, Bran actor Isaac Hempstead-Wright confirmed:

“David and Dan told me there were two things George R.R. Martin had planned for Bran, and that was the Hodor revelation, and that he would be king. So that’s pretty special to be directly involved in something that is part of George’s vision. It was a really nice way to wrap it up.”

We obviously don’t know if the seventh book, A Dream Of Spring, will go exactly the same way.
As we’ve said before, at great length in fact, the show has been differing from the books from the very start — which at times has led to unforgettable new scenes and characters.
As George himself wrote on his Not A Blog blog after the controversial finale aired, there is a sort of “butterfly effect” at play which will inevitably lead to many differences between the books and the show:

“There are characters who never made it onto the screen at all, and others who died in the show but still live in the books… so if nothing else, the readers will learn what happened to Jeyne Poole, Lady Stoneheart, Penny and her pig, Skahaz Shavepate, Arianne Martell, Darkstar, Victarion Greyjoy, Ser Garlan the Gallant, Aegon VI, and a myriad of other characters both great and small that viewers of the show never had the chance to meet.”

That’s right, non-book readers. If you thought the first couple seasons of the show had too many characters to keep up with, you don’t know the half of it!
But it sounds like the series will still end with Bran on the Iron Throne. Well, at least in charge assuming Drogon still melts the chair.
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Does this change how YOU think about the finale??
[Image via HBO/Sheri Determan/WENN.]

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May 31, 2019 15:33pm PDT

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