This season of “Game of Thrones” might just end before “The Winds of Winter” gets published. Will the ending of the show’s sixth season really spoil the plot of the upcoming novel?
“Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and Dan Wess recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly. Benioff, in particular, clarified that fans of the novel series still have quite a lot to look forward to when Martin publishes the next instalment. “People are talking about whether the books are going to be spoiled [by our show]. And it’s really not true,” Benioff said. “So much of what we’re doing diverges from the books at this point.”
However, the two show runners did confirm that George R.R. Martin revealed three “stunning” twists to them while they were developing the show’s sixth season. Benioff and Wess called these the “three holy [expletive] moments.”
The first twist involved Stannis Baratheon and his sacrifice of his daughter Shireen. This played out in Season 5. The second twist, on the other hand, was just shown in the last episode. This involved the origin and true meaning of Hodor’s name. The third shocking moment has yet to be shown on the small screen. It will reportedly play out at the “very end.” There are only five episodes left for this season. Will the show’s upcoming finale reveal the next novel’s plot? Benioff assured fans that this is not the case. “People are [still] going to be very surprised when they read the books after the show,” he insisted. “They’re quite divergent in so many respects for the remainder of the show.”
Meanwhile, Master Herald earlier reported that Martin is giving his next “A Song of Ice and Fire” novel his “full concentration.” However, a release date for “The Winds of Winter” has yet to be confirmed.