Comment by George R.R. Martin Fuels Speculation That 'Game of Thrones' Will Extend Beyond the Current Plan EW
A comment from author George R.R. Martin has led to speculation that HBO’s “Game of Thrones” series will have a longer lifespan that first thought. EW.com's Inside TV reports that Martin might pen eight books in his "Song of Ice and Fire" series -- the basis of the fantasy show -- instead of the seven he had previously planned.
“The distinction is a big deal since HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ is based on his novels, and the show’s assortment of character narratives is rapidly reaching the point where it’s catching up the stories chronicled in his bestselling books (of which five have been published),” the piece notes.
Martin told the publication that he still plans to write seven books, but he allowed himself some “wiggle room.”
“My plan is to finish in seven,” Martin said. “But my original plan was to finish in three. I write the stories and they grow. I deal with certain things and sometimes I find myself not at the end of a story. My plan right now is still seven. But first I have to finish Book Six. Get back to me when I’m halfway through Book Seven and then maybe I’ll tell you something more meaningful.”