Well this changes everything, for book readers and fans of the TV show alike. Game of Thrones author George RR Martin was speaking at the Writers Guild West Awards over the weekend and said that show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have decided to kill off several characters that have not yet died in the books.
"People are going to die who don’t die in the books, so even the book readers will be unhappy," he told Showbiz411. "Everybody better be on their toes. David and D.B. are even bloodier than I am."
The book readers were already left disgruntled when it emerged the TV show would surpass the books as George has said the long awaited The Winds of Winter won't be out this year. So there'll be no living with them now...
The author did go on to say that while he had no idea how many seasons were left in the show, there would only be two more books. Although he said, "Each of these books are 1500 pages long and they each have enough material in them for several seasons."
However even though it's the biggest TV show in the world right now, he still remained tight lipped as to how many seasons there would actually be; "Not really certain yet. This is the fifth season, the sixth season HBO picked up last year. We will have a 7th, 8th or 9th, no one knows. They only renew one or two seasons at a time. After we do season 6, maybe we’ll get a renewal for 7th and 8th. That all depends, Television is a very changeable medium."
Yeah, we have a feeling it's going to be JUST FINE.
Now who's going to die dammit?! As long as it's not Jon Snow or Tyrion we'll be grand, or Arya, or Daenerys, or the dragons....