Phil Posted June 10, 2013 Share Posted June 10, 2013 http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/06/09/game-of-thrones-future/ Sunday?s finale cut off the action roughly two-thirds of the way through George R.R. Martin?s third Ice and Fire novel, A Storm of Swords. There?s two more books left unexplored (A Feast for Crows, A Dance With Dragons), which will present a few manageable adaptation challenges. Martin is working on his sixth book (The Winds of Winter) and plans a seventh (A Dream of Spring), but there?s no guarantee either will be ready in time for Thrones? annual production schedule, or even that the seventh novel will be Martin?s last entry in the series. Season four, at least, should be relatively straight-forward. Martin?s story provides a strong map for the near-term. Adapting Feast is more tricky. While Book 3 is the runaway fan favorite of the Ice and Fire saga, Book 4 is considered the weakest. Feast included new characters and tangents while omitting some beloved names like Tyrion, Jon and Daenerys. Since the events in Book 5 largely overlap with Book 4, Thrones will start drawing heavily from both novels at the same time to maintain chronological consistency. Some elements of Book 4 could (and probably should) remain on the page for Thrones to continue effectively serving its sprawling universe of current storylines and characters. ?I don?t think we want to answer specifically what we?re keeping and dropping, but we do take your point,? Benioff said when asked about Book 4′s content. ?The series has already reached a point where there are so many characters, particularly in season three we?re introducing so many new ones, we run the risk of bursting at the seams as we try to cram every single subplot and all the various characters and it becomes impossible on a budgetary level and it becomes impossible on an episode-basis to jump around every few minutes to 30 different characters and locations. We don?t want to do that, and recognize that as a real risk and we will take steps not to fall into that trap.? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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