Game of Thrones is based on the books by George RR Martin, and the author has not always agreed about the changes the showrunners have made when the series has gone away from the source material.
Benioff and Weiss made that reveal during a recent podcast. According to Digital Spy, the following was said:
“We talked to George a lot about this – especially when we started out the process – and the great thing about George is that he worked in television for more than 10 years. He’d got Emmy nominations before this [show] so he knew how the sausage got made. A lot of authors who have their work adapted have never been part of an adaptation process before and they get really precious about every last thing. Not to say that George has agreed with everything we’ve done, but by and large, on the grander scale, he gets what you need to do to adapt something and he’s a grown-up and a gentleman about it.”
Game of Thrones will continue with two final seasons before it wraps at the end of season eight. Are you surprised by the revelation made about the disagreements between Martin and the showrunners of the HBO series? Tell us what you think.