Posted June 17, 2014 by Yuri Mangahas in Movies/TV

GAME OF THRONES Showrunners Comment On Straying From The Books

Many have noticed that numerous omissions and deviations were laid during Game of Thrones S4’s finale, The Children, leaving a huge amount of followers to ponder as to which path the TV show will take, granted these apparent changes. To that effect, The Hollywood Reporter interviewed showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff regarding the future of the series.

The duo expressed their excitement to work on the fifth season. They also touched the question as to whether more changes will be made in the plot. “We try not to talk about what’s coming in future seasons, especially while the current season is still airing. And when we’re not even finished writing the future seasons. I should probably be doing that right now, actually. The books are the reason we’re doing this, they’re our road map, and they provide many or most of our destinations. But there are many ways to get to each destination, and some are more appropriate for our show than others, and I am totally losing the thread of this metaphor here, aren’t I? Yup. No idea where I was going with that. Destination unknown.“, said Weiss.

Coming to the latter’s’ rescue was Benioff, who addded, “While it’s good to hear that those scenes were positively received by the fans, we’ve stayed away from the message boards and whatnot since season one. Did we mention those anti-anxiety pills? We have to make a show that succeeds on its own terms, and sometimes that means veering away from the books. Some people will be upset by that. Some people will like it. Obviously we hope for more of the latter, but if we ever write a scene (or avoid writing a scene) because we’re afraid of pissing someone off, we’re sunk. As for season five, we’re still figuring out how we can afford everything we want to do. There are a few sequences that are absolutely terrifying from a production standpoint.

As of writing, HBO has began its production and planning phase for season 5.

Yuri Mangahas

Yuri is magnanimously juggling between two managerial jobs: A technical manager position for an advertising/copy-writing company, and an associate editorial position for a fashion and lifestyle magazine. Nevertheless, he still finds time taking photos and seeking for geek nirvana.