Author of Game of Thrones says he regrets the way the TV show ended

goss 28/06/2021

The author of the popular book series of which the TV show Game of Thrones was based had spoken out about the controversial ending to the hit show.

In a recent interview, George RR Martin said "Looking back, I wish I'd stayed ahead of the books," he told PBS station in Chicago.

"When they began that series, I had four books already in print, and the fifth one came out just as the series was starting in 2011."

"I had a five-book headstart. And these are gigantic books, as you know. I never thought they would catch up with me, but they did."

"They caught up with me and passed me, and, you know, that made it a little strange. Because now, the show was ahead of me, and the show was going in somewhat different directions."

"They had six hours for this final season. I expect these last two books of mine will fill 3000 manuscript pages between them before I'm done … And if more pages and chapters and scenes are needed, I'll add them."

"The (final) series has been … not completely faithful. Otherwise, it would have to run another five seasons."

For Game of Thrones fans eager to hear how this version will differ to the TV shows, the wait continues - no release date has been set for the books release.