'Game of Thrones' Showrunner Says the TV Series Will Spoil the Books

David Benioff says he and co-showrunner Dan Weiss already know the plot of the books and the show will end before the books.

AceShowbiz - "Game of Thrones" showrunners have found the solution to fans' concern that George R. R. Martin may not finish the next "A Song of Ice and Fire" novel in time to provide material for the TV show. Speaking in a panel discussion at the Oxford Union, showrunner David Benioff revealed that he and co-showrunner Dan Weiss already knew the plots of the books and the show would spoil it.

"Luckily, we've been talking about this with George for a long time, ever since we saw this could happen, and we know where things are heading. And so we'll eventually, basically, meet up at pretty much the same place where George is going; there might be a few deviations along the route, but we're heading towards the same destination," he said.

"I kind of wish that there were some things we didn't have to spoil," he added, "but we're kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place. The show must go on... and that's what we're going to do."

The upcoming fifth season of "Thrones" will wrap up the plots of Books 4 and 5 ("A Feast for Crows" and "A Dance with Dragons"), while the sixth novel "The Winds of Winter" has not been finished yet. Martin has canceled several upcoming public appearances at conventions to complete the book.

"Game of Thrones" season 5 premieres Sunday, April 12 on HBO.

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