It's been a question on many uber-fans' minds for a while now: How will the show handle the fact that Martin is a notoriously slow writer? It can take the fantasy author a decade to finish one of his books. And the series just doesn't have that long to wait for the final two installments that are left before the series of seven is finished.
When asked about the problem during an appearance at the Oxford Union, Benioff revealed they have been in close contact with Martin about the problem and have a strategy moving forward, according to Moviefone. But, ultimately, the creator said, "The show must go on."
And though the show might go on, some fans are abandoning ship at the news, vowing not to watch the remainder of the series until Martin releases his remaining books.
The Game of Thrones TV show is going to overtake and spoil the books.... do I have the willpower not to watch the show anymore?— Liam (@liamJLmoore) March 23, 2015
ngl i'm annoyed abt the whole game of thrones spoiling the books thing— ✧ pasta squad ✧ (@tuukkarasks) March 23, 2015
Bummed that HBO decided the Game of Thrones show should spoil the books. Won't be watching until the books come out. So you know, in 8 years— David Mantel (@DavidMantel) March 23, 2015
No, No, No, No, NO! Martin, hurry up & finish writing those goddamn books! http://t.co/u4VwOmRsty— Shannon McHugh (@YassKittyYass) March 23, 2015
noooooooooo http://t.co/buXvmXiQEI— michele with one L (@sheley) March 23, 2015
Going to stop watching Game of Thrones bc they are pullin the same shit Akame ga Kill did. The show is getting ahead of the book— Dirron (@animescumbag) March 23, 2015
i love the tv show but this is bs. http://t.co/unQ2znO4ql— cleve lamison (@lamison) March 23, 2015
Benioff didn't clarify exactly when the show would start integrating these spoilers, though they have confirmed they are going off book for quite a few characters moving forward, including some deaths we won't expect.
Season 5 of Game of Thrones premieres April 12 on HBO.
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