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George R. R. Martin Reveals How Many Seasons Of Game Of Thrones He Wanted

George R. R. Martin Reveals How Many Seasons Of Game Of Thrones He Wanted

The novelist has revealed his grand plans for the series, which unfortunately never got to come to light.

Ah, 2019, a simpler time. A time before 2020, and a year in which we were still getting new episodes of Game of Thrones. Well, for a while, anyway - the show’s eighth and final season wrapped up in May that year, and to this day, continues to court controversy. I genuinely don’t think a single week passes by without the GAMINGbible team erupting into a heated debate over whether it was good or not (if you were to ask our dear journalist Kate Harrold, she’d undoubtably tell you that, yes, yes it is).

ICYMI... check out the trailer for House of the Dragon below.

Regardless of your stance on season eight, it was already known that novelist and screenwriter George R. R. Martin had originally wanted the series to continue for longer than it did, but was unable to convince HBO to extend it. Now, as reported by IGN, he’s revealed quite how grand his plans were.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, he referred to old talks he’d had with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, aka the creators of Game of Thrones, on the matter: “I was saying it needs to be 10 seasons at least and maybe 12, 13. I lost that one.”

A potential extra five seasons of Game of Thrones? I’m sure many viewers would have been incredibly down for that, so it’s a shame it never got to happen. Thankfully though, the first episode of House of the Dragon is out now, and it’s been getting some super positive reviews - it sounds like fans are in for a treat.

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Topics: Game Of Thrones, TV And Film