Game Of Thrones showrunners know how the books end

News Louisa Mellor
12 Mar 2014 - 08:22

DB Weiss and David Benioff plan to finish Game Of Thrones after 7 or 8 seasons, and already know how it will all end...

The definitive end of Game Of Thrones isn't a concept many of us want to contemplate now, after waiting almost a year for its season four return. That ending though, is coming, and according to a recent interview with the show's cast and creators, we can expect it in either 2017 or 2018 after Game Of Thrones season seven or eight. That puts us currently very close to the series' overall halfway point.

"It doesn’t just keep on going because it can", DB Weiss told Vanity Fair, "I think the desire to milk more out of it is what would eventually kill it, if we gave in to that."

How are showrunners Benioff and Weiss preparing for the eventual finale? How much do they know of George R.R. Martin's plans for the saga?

“Last year we went out to Santa Fe for a week to sit down with [Martin]" Benioff told Vanity Fair, "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.”

At present, Martin has two further books planned in the series, The Winds Of Winter and A Dream Of Spring.

Game Of Thrones season 4 begins on HBO on Sunday the 6th and on Sky Atlantic on Monday the 7th of April.

Vanity Fair

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