George RR Martin shares emotional farewell to Game Of Thrones after season 8
Game Of Thrones creator George RR Martin has said goodbye to the television series after it aired its season eight finale yesterday.
The writer, who has ruled out giving a date for his forthcoming book The Winds Of Winter, reflected on the HBO show and expressed how he can’t believe that it’s over after nine years.
‘The last night, the last show,’ George began on his blog. ‘After eight epic seasons, HBO’s GAME OF THRONES series has come to an end.
‘It is hard to believe it is over, if truth be told. The years have gone past in the blink of an eye. Can it really have been more than a decade since my manager Vince Gerardis set up a meeting at the Palm in LA, and I sat down for the first time with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for a lunch that lasted well past dinner?
‘I asked them if they knew who Jon Snow’s mother was. Fortunately, they did.’
George also thanked the cast and crew who worked on Game Of Thrones.
‘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.’
It’s not the end of the franchise though as George is currently working on another book and has yet another in the pipeline.
‘And I’m writing,’ he teased. ‘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.
‘I won’t say when, I’ve tried that before, only to burn you all and jinx myself… but I will finish it, and then will come A DREAM OF SPRING.
I am working in a very different medium than David and Dan, never forget. They had eight 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.’
Game Of Thrones is available to stream on HBO, Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.
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