August 9th, 2014
It’s long been rumored that Season 5 of GoT will likely be a downer compared to others, and when you consider that not only has author George RR Martin explicitly stated he spent the least time on those books, it’s now being reported that he won’t write any of the individual episodes for HBO’s series as well.
WinterIsComing.Net has reportedÂ that the famous scribe will be setting aside a little more time to work on the next installment of his book series,Â â€˜The Winds of Winterâ€™. He revealed yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con that for the first time, he will not be writing an episode ofÂ Game of ThronesÂ for the upcoming season.
In a new interview withÂ Vulture, Martin says that he will be taking Season 5 offÂ â€œbecause I have this book to finish.â€
Heâ€™ll also be clearing out his schedule, and wonâ€™t be making a trip to the set ofÂ Game of ThronesÂ until next year.Â â€œI might make it over there early next year, but Iâ€™ve got to finish the book The Winds of Winter. So Iâ€™m making the trips Iâ€™m already obligated to make, but Iâ€™m not adding any new trips at this time. So I donâ€™t think Iâ€™m going to do a set visit this year, sadly.â€
Martin spoke withÂ Zap2Itâ€™s Terri Schwartz about his comments during yesterdayâ€™s panel that Robb Starkâ€™s book wife, Jeyne Westerling, would be making an appearance inÂ â€˜The Winds of Winterâ€™prologue. He reveals that she wonâ€™t be the POV character, and that he may just break his own rules in terms of the fate of those who appear in his prologues. He also talks about fans finding hints for future plot points throughout the books, and expands on why he wonâ€™t be writing an episode for Season 5.