While it might seem like 'Game of Thrones' has been a long time coming to an end, creator George RR Martin thinks it's only just getting started.
In a frank interview with THR at the premiere of the eighth season of 'Game of Thrones', Martin made clear that he doesn't want the show to end, and that it could conceivably go on. "I don't think it should be the final season," said Martin. "But here we are. It seems to me we just started last week. Has it been longer than that? The time has passed by in a blur. But it's exciting. I know it's an end, but it's not much of an end for me. I'm still deep in writing the books."
Martin went on, adding that he thinks he's going to be "hanging around Westeros while everyone else has left," and pointed to his writing of 'The Winds of Winter', which picks up where 'A Dance With Dragons' ended and more or less made up the sixth season. The problem is, of course, is that we're now going to be at least two seasons ahead of the books. However, as anyone's who read the books will tell you, there's a lot more in the books than there is in the series.
As for the prequel series, Martin seems to be a bit more hands-off with it, and talked about Jane Goldman's involvement. "I have my fingers crossed," said Martin. "It's different. It's definitely very different. It's set thousands of years in the past. You're looking at a whole different era of Westeros. No dragons, no Iron Throne, no King's Landing."
'Game of Thrones' returns to Sky Atlantic on April 15th.