If you suppose it has been an extended look forward to the eighth (and last) season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, how in regards to the hole between George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, which created the beloved saga? The notoriously unhurried writer, who can be an government producer on the TV collection, admitted Monday that he is a “slow” author and that there are many diversions that preserve him from ending the final two novels within the collection.
It’s now been greater than seven years because the fifth ebook within the collection, A Dance With Dragons, was revealed, and Martin has been open in regards to the delays in writing The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring, the deliberate sixth and seventh titles within the collection, respectively. This previous April he knowledgeable followers that the ebook was positively not coming in 2018, and there is nonetheless no phrase when it would fall into readers’ palms. (The TV collection famously handed the storyline from the books after its fifth season.)
“I’m engaged on The Winds of Winter, and I want I’d been achieved 4 years in the past, actually,” he informed The Hollywood Reporter on the purple carpet earlier than the Primetime Emmys on Monday. “But I’m slow and the book is very complex, and there are a lot of distractions. But I’m making progress and trying to eliminate as many distractions as I can, although it’s hard, because there are lot of great distractions out there.”
Those distractions embrace executive-producing the SYFY collection Nightflyers, based mostly on his futuristic sci-fi/horror novella (written in 1980), which is because of premiere this fall. He’s concurrently an exec producer on Who Fears Death, an HBO fantasy collection set in a post-apocalyptic Africa, based mostly on Nnedi Okarafor’s 2010 novel.
Martin has additionally been engaged on Fire and Blood, a prequel to the Ice and Fire saga, which comes out November 20. Martin informed the Hollywood Reporter that the ebook covers “the historical past of the primary half of the Targaryen dynasty, set 300 years earlier than Game of Thrones.”
HBO has stated the ultimate season of Game of Thrones will premiere someday in 2019. The collection — which final aired an authentic episode in August 2017 — simply gained 9 Primetime Emmy Awards, together with excellent drama collection (for the third time in 4 years) and supporting actor in a drama collection, for Peter Dinklage, who performs Tyrion Lannister.
Already one in every of TV’s most ambitiously produced collection, the showrunners have been aiming to exit with a proverbial (and fairly presumably literal) bang with their last six episodes. “The final season’s taking a long time because it’s the biggest thing we’ve ever done,” government producer David Benioff stated Monday night time. “I think when people see it they’re going to understand why it took so long. The last season is far beyond what we’ve ever attempted before.”