Game of Thrones will return to HBO with its sixth season, but the series is not too far from its end. Previous reports about the series teased that the series would end after its season eight airs on HBO.
George R.R. Martin spoke about the book series at an event earlier this week, and he teased fans about the kind of ending the series will have when it does reach that point.
According to Vulture, he said:
“I think you need to have some hope. We all yearn for happy endings in a sense. Myself, I’m attracted to the bittersweet ending. People ask me how Game of Thrones is gonna end, and I’m not gonna tell them … but I always say to expect something bittersweet in the end, like [J.R.R. Tolkien]. I think Tolkien did this brilliantly. I didn’t understand that when I was a kid — when I read Return of the King.”
Martin began work on the book series in 1991, and he is still working on the books. The series could likely end on HBO before he even releases the final book to stores. That is something that has added stress onto him, but he has not allowed it to change how he is writing the books.
“I’ve been hearing them come up behind me for years, and the question is, How can I make myself write faster? I think, by now, the answer is, I can’t. I write at the pace I write, and what the show is doing is not going to change what the books are.”
How do you think Game of Thrones will end?