George R.R. Martin Discusses ‘Game of Thrones’ Ending
George R.R. Martin opened up about the end of his popular Game of Thrones series, in a new interview last week.
George R.R. Martin Reveals Possible ‘Game of Thrones’ Ending
Martin’s hit TV show may be known for killing off fan favorites, but when asked if Game of Thrones will end with an apocalypse, the writer assured fans that the series will not end in tragedy.
“I haven’t written the ending yet, so I don’t know, but no. That’s certainly not my intent. I’ve said before that the tone of the ending that I’m going for is bittersweet,” Martin told the Observer.
“I mean, it’s no secret that Tolkien has been a huge influence on me, and I love the way he ended Lord of the Rings. It ends with victory, but it’s a bittersweet victory,” the writer added.
“All I can say is that’s the kind of tone I will be aiming for. Whether I achieve it or not, that will be up to people like you and my readers to judge,” Martin said.
However, for now, the A Song of Fire and Ice author is enjoying how much Game of Thrones has become a part of this “Golden Age of Television.”
“It’s great! And I’m very glad that we’re such a prominent part of it. It’s strange because I’m old enough to remember other days. There were only three networks, and you’d get a review for an entire series in TV Guide,” Martin recalled.
“But this kind of thing, where there are so many reviewers who review every episode as it comes on…who are reviewing us episode by episode by episode…is very gratifying,” the author admitted.
Game of Thrones returns to HBO for Season 6 in April 2016.