With the fourth season of “Game of Thrones” literally just around the corner, Vanity Fair recently did a spread featuring the cast and news about the series.
There has been a lot of debate regarding what will happen when the series catches up with the novel series which is notoriously slow running. Show co-creator David Benioff says:
“Last year we went out to Santa Fe for a week to sit down with him [Martin] and just talk through where things are going, because we don’t know if we are going to catch up and where exactly that would be. If you know the ending, then you can lay the groundwork for it. And so we want to know how everything ends. We want to be able to set things up. So we just sat down with him and literally went through every character.”
Series author, George R.R. Martin also added,
“I can give them the broad strokes of what I intend to write, but the details aren’t there yet. I’m hopeful that I can not let them catch up with me.”
Benioff and co-creator D. B. Weiss revealed they would like to wrap it up after seven or eight seasons.
“It doesn’t just keep on going because it can. I think the desire to milk more out of it is what would eventually kill it, if we gave in to that.”