After a two year wait, Game of Thrones’ final season arrives tonight. Despite not wanting it to happen, the HBO TV show will reveal how Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire will end. But just how different will The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring be? Now Martin has revealed the truth in a new interview on 60 Minutes.
The 70-year-old revealed: “I don’t think [Game of Thrones show-runners] Dan and Dave’s ending is gonna be that different from my ending because of the conversations we did have.
“We’re talking here about several days of story conferences taking place in my home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
“But there’s no way to get in all the detail, all the minor characters, all the secondary characters.
“The series has been extremely faithful compared to 97% of all television and movie adaptations of literary properties.”
Martin added: “But it’s not completely faithful. And it can’t be.
“Otherwise, it would have to run another five seasons.”
The author also confirmed that the group who may very well have hugely different endings to those that are portrayed in the TV series are the secondary characters.
He said: “But on certain secondary characters there may be big differences.”