George R.R. Martin Believes Game of Thrones Shouldn't End Yet

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Ever since Game of Thrones debuted in 2011, it's grown to be one of the largest shows for HBO. The final season is set to premiere later this month, and creator George R.R. Martin believes that it shouldn't have been the last.

Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Martin said:

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"I don't think it should be the final season… But here we are. It seems to me we just started last week. Has it been longer than that? The time has passed by in a blur. But it's exciting. I know it's an end, but it's not much of an end for me. I'm still deep in writing the books. We saw five other sequel shows in development. I think I'm going to be hanging around Westeros while everyone else has left."

It's funny that Martin should say that he doesn't want the series to end as he's clearly having trouble ending the main story with the books. We don't really know as to why he's been taking all this time, but I imagine it's hard to be focused when you have all these appearances and meetings suddenly booked. I guess that's what happens when you create one of the biggest fantasy stories of modern pop-culture.

If you've watched TV long enough, you'll know that every great TV show knows precisely when to end. It's better than having it run forever until the showrunners are out of ideas. This way, the show ends, and we get an ending where all relevant charactersare actually present.

If you're feeling too bad, there is currently a spinoff prequel in the works which could be titled The Long Night. No release date has been set, but I'm guessing next year could be a good release window.

The final season of Game of Thrones comes out April 14.

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