Game of Thrones was supposed to end with three films

The final, incredibly divisive season could've been very different. 

Game of Thrones was originally supposed to end with three films, author George R.R. Martin has revealed.  

Speaking in an interview with German newspaper Welt, the 71 year-old author spoke about the plans that had previously been discussed for its ending. 

"David Benioff and Dan Weiss (its showrunners) wanted to finish the saga with three movies after season 7" Martin said. "Game of Thrones was supposed to end in cinema. It was seriously discussed four to five years ago." 

The reason this didn’t go ahead he explained, was because its broadcaster HBO reasoned they only make films which are designed to be watched on TV. 

“The executives said: we produce TV shows, we are not in the cinema business.”

“If HBO does make a movie, like the movie based on Deadwood, they only produce it to show it on TV - not on the big screen.”

Martin also went on to discuss the two final books in his epic Song Of Ice and Fire saga, Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring, again confirming they’ll diverge from the series. 

"People know an ending," he said. "Not the ending." 

Elsewhere, HBO’s President of Programming Casey Bloys recently revealed a possible release date for the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon which will explore the bloody history of the Targaryen family. 
“My guess is sometime in 2022” he said, in an interview with US entertainment site Deadline. 

Source: CNET

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