|When this book is published in October, I shall buy it on the first day and stop|
blogging until I've read it to completion. This is my "heads up." :)
Entertainment Weekly, the "go to" magazine for all things Game of Thrones, covered the upcoming fifth season just a few weeks ahead of show time. After reading it, I'm fairly certain that this is the first season in which us fans of George R.R. Martin's books venture into lots of unknown territory, meaning that this is where the television series is going to decidedly leave the novelization behind.
Am I kind of sad? Yeah. But that's okay. I want to know what's going on and there promises to be lots of reveals. The first thing I learned? We're getting close to the end. David Benioff wants to conclude the show with seven seasons. For those of you out there doing the math, that's only thirty more episodes. All of this (of course) depends on money. With Game of Thrones being one of the most bankable/popular television shows in history, I imagine there might be a conversation or two that takes place between actors who have survived, writers (like the author George R.R. Martin), and the producers, etc.
George R.R. Martin is also lobbying to conclude the series with a full-blown Hollywood-style feature film. I'm not sure how I would feel about this, but I'd definitely go and see it. I suppose it worked for Firefly, right?
What else to expect this season? Characters that are alive in the last book die. That's going to be a huge spoiler. There's also going to be three weddings: probably Tommen and Margaery, Daenerys and Hizdaher zo Loraq, but I've no idea who's all involved in the third. Ya know, I just can't wait to see the Mountain come back as an unkillable zombie, see Drogon fly off with Daenerys, and see Cersei doing the walk of shame. Maybe Cersei will get the best of Margaery and kill her after the Mountain wins the trial by combat. That could be very interesting, indeed.
What say you? Are you excited for the return of season five of Game of Thrones? Valar Morghulis and check out this trailer that has a very impressive Drogon flying over Mereen at the end.
But perhaps all is not lost. George R.R. Martin announced that he's finished The Winds of Winter. It gets published in October, so at least I can read it before season 6.