Cast of Game of Thrones Season 5 Discuss Leaving The Books Behind!

February 22, 2015 - By Jan Rainey

As confirmed earlier this week by “A Song of Ice and Fire” author George RR. Martin, because he has not completed Winds of Winter, Game of Thrones season 5 is either going to have to spoil his book or go off in its own direction. This is because the story of the HBO adaptation has reached the end of the novel content for a lot of characters and arcs.

Some of the cast were asked about this problem in a recent video for IGN. Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) actually believes the possibility of new stories is “really exciting,” because it will keep fans who have read the books on their toes. They will no longer be able to predict what will happen.

“Fans don’t know what going to be in the next book for Sansa, but this season is going to happen before the book, so nobody has nay idea.”

Martin himself suggested there might be some surprise deaths in season 5.

Carice Van Houten who plays Melisandre on the show says she likes the fact that now everybody is in the same position of not knowing what’s going to happen next. She explains that the cast would have the books on set and people discussed where the characters were headed, but that’s not possible now because Winds of Winter won’t be out until 2016.

Liam Cunningham who plays Davos Seaworth explained that “early last year they had to go and talk to George. The show runners went down and spent a week with him to roll out the end of the story, so they know what’s going to happen.”

This has given rise to the idea that the show may also actually spoil Winds of Winter and the final book, which flips things around for fans of the books who would usually be spoiled by the books for the show.

In theory Game of Thrones will have finished shooting the entire story before the final book is even out. At which point they may even continue past what the official ending.

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