Martin’s rep said the author also introduced 10-episode seasons to make the show “more satisfying and more entertaining”.
George RR Martin was voice in the past about his dissatisfaction about HBO‘NS’Game of Thrones“Only ran eight seasons. Author said in October 2019 that “Thrones” will need 13 seasons to do its book justice. As part of journalist James Andrew Miller’s new book Tinderbox: HBO’s Cruel Pursuit of the New Frontier, Martin’s agent Paul Haas revealed that the author has flown over to New York City once to meet then-HBO CEO Richard Plepler to convince him. to extend the television run of the series.
“George would fly to New York to have lunch with Plepler, beg him to make 10 season 10 episodes because there was enough material for it, and tell him it would be a more satisfying and enjoyable experience.” Haas said (via Insiders). “[Showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Beniof] Tired, yes. They finished, and wanted to move on, so they cut it short and then the talks became, how many seasons can we extend this? Because of course HBO wants more than that.”
Before “Game of Thrones” aired the series finale in May 2019, Martin published a blog post in which he said he was feeling “complex and a bit sad” about the show ending its eighth year. The author added, “I wish we had a few more seasons. But I understand. [Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss] will continue to do other things, and I’m sure some actors have been signed up for about seven or eight years, and they want to go ahead and take on other roles. All of that is fair. I’m not angry or anything like that, but there’s a little bit of wistfulness in me.”
Part of the reason Martin was upset about the ending of “Thrones” was because of how the cast and crew became one big family. “Whenever a show ends, and the longer the show goes on, the harder it gets. You really are in the same family,” says the author. “You stay with them for a large part of the year, and not only do you work with them, but you often live with them in a remote location where you all stay in the same hotel. You see them every day, like five days a week, sometimes seven days a week. They are very involved in your life. “
Martin added: “Then it ended, and people dispersed to the ends of the earth. “And a show as long as ‘Game of Thrones’, it’s season eight but it’s like, what, 10 years they’ve been together?”
“Game of Thrones” will continue to air in the new year with the introduction of the “House of the Dragon” prequel series. HBO has yet to announce a specific release date.
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