Game of Thrones Author Responds with a Possible Timeframe for Next Book
Winter is such a harsh season—and in Game of Thrones, author George R.R. Martin has already teased that it will be the hardest once it hits Westeros. But as far as when we’ll get to see the events unfold, fans can only speculate.
That is, until a fan pointed out (via CNet) in the author’s blog that it has been a year since there was an update on how the next book was doing. And the wit in the comment—compliments and a veiled threat!—has actually made Martin respond.
“Not done yet, but I’ve made progress. But not as much as I hoped a year ago, when it thought to be done by now. I think it will be out this year. (But hey, I thought the same thing last year).”
True, Martin’s response still pretty much went around from bringing fans’ hopes for a release this year to referring to the fact that it was the very same expectation that he had the year before.
While the book may be experiencing some glacial pace progress, the HBO series Game of Thrones may be faring better in terms of progressing with filming. In a video interview by Dubai One (via Esquire), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth in the series) has touched on the dates for the end of the filming for the next season, and the start of the following.
“We’re still filming—we don’t finish until the end of next month. That’s seven episodes and then we start [filming] again in September and there’s a final six.”
Game of Thrones is expected to return with its next season, albeit with fewer episodes, come summer.