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George R.R. Martin begged HBO to make 10 seasons of Game of Thrones

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For some time there, Recreation of Thrones was the largest factor on the planet, however as we all know, the HBO collection didn’t precisely stick the touchdown. Collection creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had been able to deliver the collection to a detailed, but when unique creator George R.R. Martin had his manner, Recreation of Thrones would have lasted for 10 seasons.

In line with James Andrew Miller’s Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers (by way of Insider), George R.R. Martin’s agent Paul Haas mentioned that Martin flew out in particular person to ask former HBO CEO Richard Plepler to do 10 seasons of Video games of Thrones.

George would fly to New York to have lunch with Plepler, to beg him to do ten seasons of ten episodes as a result of there was sufficient materials for it and to inform him it might be a extra satisfying and extra entertaining expertise.

Stretching the story out to 10 seasons doubtless would have helped with the somewhat speedy tempo of the shortened remaining seasons, and George R.R. Martin may need thought it might give him extra time to complete writing The Winds of Winter, however D.B. Weiss and David Benioff needed to name it quits and transfer on to different initiatives. “Dan and Dave had been drained, rightfully so,” Haas mentioned. “They had been carried out, and needed to maneuver on, in order that they lower it brief after which negotiations turned, what number of seasons can we stretch this out? Due to course HBO needed extra.

Paul Haas added that George R.R. Martin began to fret about Recreation of Thrones deviating from the supply materials after the fifth season. “George loves Dan and Dave, however after season 5, he did begin to fear in regards to the path they had been going as a result of George is aware of the place the story goes,” Haas mentioned. “He began saying, ‘You’re not following my template.’” With The Winds of Winter and the seventh novel nonetheless unpublished, we doubtless have fairly a while earlier than we discover out simply how Martin intends on bringing the story to a detailed. At the least we have now House of the Dragon to look ahead to?

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