The author reveals that the ending was not how he intended
Author George R. R. Martin, whose books were adapted into the popular HBO series Game of Thrones, is busy working on the next story of his fictional epic fantasy novel series. In a recent interview, the author expressed his disappointment on the television version of Game of Thrones that diverted from his books.
Since the release of the final season of Game of Thrones, fans have openly shown their disappointment in the turn of events that took place in the eight instalments of the much-loved series. Aligning with the fans, even Martin reiterated that he was equally surprised with the television version going off track from his works.
In a recent interview with PBS in Chicago, the author claimed that when the TV series began, he already had four books published while the fifth one was in the making. He never expected the show to catch up with the books since those were long, gigantic books. Martin didn't quite think they would catch up with him during the making and was surprised they even overtook his pace.
Going by his own speed, Martin was able to publish just one volume while the series was on air. Due to lack of any source material, the television series moved ahead of Martin's works and when that happened the author felt that it was going in a different direction. He's still working on the book that'll have an alternative ending.
A sequel to the Game of Thrones franchise, HBO's upcoming series, House of Dragon is in the making, expected to release in 2022. George R. R. Martin is also involved in the making of this series.