Friday, March 13, 2015

This season Game of Thrones will surpass the written works so I guess winter is now upon us

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." :)
I'm talking Game of Thrones spoilers. You have been warned.

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.


  1. It is amusing to think the series will pass the books. But that promises more surprises. Three more seasons, huh? Seven will probably be good. And why not do a movie? As long as it wraps things up like Serenity did for Firefly.

  2. I haven't seen the fourth season yet. I thought I saw an article recently saying the next book wouldn't be published this year.

  3. I thought the season wasn't going to go past the books in the end. Oh, well. That's really going to constrain him, isn't it. I wonder if it will help or hurt the books. And I wonder the same for the show.

  4. I really want to read this but I appreciate your spoiler alert. It's hard to believe Martin writes so slow. I guess fame got in the way.

  5. I just wish I could write a series of stories as enormously popular as Martin's! And yes, judging by his large number of rabid fans, a movie should do very well.

  6. They can't make more than one season off of 2 books?

  7. Well, we knew it was going to happen eventually.

  8. Wow I didn't know this was going to be published in October! I can't wait. Can't wait for the new season either.

  9. I'm excited to finally hear when the 6th book is coming out. The trailers for the next season look amazing! I'm with you on a movie to conclude the series. I loved Firefly, but didn't much care for Serenity. The movie had a different feel from the series, and I'm afraid that would happen again.