“It has been a wild ride, to say the least,” writes George R.R. Martin in a blog post.
The mind behind Game of Thrones gets emotional as the tv adaptation of his books went off the air this week. After eight long years, HBO’s Game of Thrones broke our heart one last time last Monday, May 20. Many of us are still in the process of realizing that the show’s over. We won’t be getting Game of Thrones episodes anymore, but don’t worry, there are already spin-offs in the works.
In his blog, George R.R. Martin recalls how the whole TV series began with a meal with showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
“I asked them if they knew who Jon Snow’s mother was. Fortunately, they did,” Martin shared. Many fans speculated about Jon’s parentage and this, probably, was one of the biggest twists in the whole series.
The author goes on to thank the many hardworking folks behind the TV series including its directors, producers, cast, crew, and even HBO.
“I want to thank people, but there are so many. There were 42 cast members at the season eight premiere in New York City, and that wasn’t even all of them. And the crew, though less visible than the cast, were no less important. We had some amazing people working on this show, as all those Emmys bear witness,” he wrote.
Through its course, GoT received 132 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations with 38 wins currently. Furthermore, the series has made history as one of the most popular and pirated shows in the world.
Questions on every fan’s mind
Martin continues the post, writing about the GoT team’s future endeavors including Dan and Dave’s new Star Wars project. He also shares his projects such as shows with HBO, Hulu, and the History Channel.
With all these projects, fans might question if Martin is even working on finishing the rest of the A Song of Ice and Fire books. The author answers, “I’m writing. Winter is coming, I told you, long ago… and so it is. THE WINDS OF WINTER is very late, I know, I know, but it will be done.”
He didn’t give a date on when he’ll finish writing but at least we know the books are underway.
Then there’s the other burning question: Will the books end the same way the show did?
“Well… yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes,” he wrote.
“I am working in a very different medium than David and Dan, never forget. They had six hours for this final season. I expect these last two books of mine will fill 3000 manuscript pages between them before I’m done… and if more pages and chapters and scenes are needed, I’ll add them.”
The show might be over, but at least fans still have the books to look forward to. Oh, and we’ve got one last thing to say – Thank you, George.
Read George R.R. Martin’s full post here.