George RR Martin pleaded with HBO: “Please get 10 seasons of Game of Thrones!”

George RR Martin pleaded with HBO: "Please get 10 seasons of Game of Thrones!"

More than two years have passed since its release, but the controversial finale of Game of Thrones still remains a cause for serious debate among fans. In particular, many people argue that Game of Thrones ended too soon than it should have been, and they say that the developments that could be serious were passed quickly and the final was left in the air for this reason. It seems that the author George RR Martin was of the same opinion.

According to Insider’s report, journalist James Andrew Miller’s new book, Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers explains the events behind it.

Martin’s assistant, Paul, writes in his book, “George flew to New York to have lunch with[former HBO CEO]Richard Plepler and begged him to shoot 10 seasons of 10 episodes each. There was enough material for that, and it was better to do so.” He said that it will ensure the production of satisfying and more entertaining content.[EskiHBOCEO’su}RichardPleplerileöğleyemeğiyemekiçinGeorgeNewYork’auçtuve10’arbölümdenoluşan10sezonçekmesiiçinyalvardıBununiçinyeterlimalzemevardıveböyleyapmasınındahatatminedicivedahaeğlencelibiriçeriküretilmesinisağlayacağınısöyledi

According to Haas, Martin reiterated his concerns that HBO “didn’t follow my own story line”: “George loved Game of Thrones showrunners Daniel Weiss and David Benioff, but after the fifth season, he started to worry about the direction they were going because of where the story was going. George knew he was going to go. He started saying, ‘You don’t follow my script.'”

The final season of Game of Thrones had multiple surprising twists, especially centered around Daenerys Targaryen. Many fans also voiced their complaints about the way most side stories ended. This included the last owner of the iron throne and the war with the Night King..

As we reach 2021, we see HBO still defending this finale.

HBO Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys told the Tinderbox book, “Having a few more episodes would actually help. I would have gladly accepted two more seasons. But when you look at the overall path she (Daenerys) has taken throughout the series, unlike the last episodes, her comeback was quite deserved and… It was planned,” he says.

Martin also remained hopeful about the ending:

“I wish the show would have lasted 10 years. We would have been given space especially in the last seasons to end the series. But that may be because I’m still trying to finish the story here in the books.”

For now, Martin continues to work on Winds of Winter. The book does not yet have a release date. Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers is available to order.

Kat Bailey is editor at MRT.

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