The legendary writer of A Song of Ice and Fire novels, George R. R. Martin decides that he won’t write any episode for Game of Thrones season 6.
Martin has a history of writing one episode per season but since he skipped from writing for season 5, confirming that, he won’t write it this time around too did not come as a surprise.
Martin revealed on his LiveJournal page (Not a Blog) that his plate is full with several projects and he does not have time for writing an episode for Game of Thrones.
Martin writes on his page:
[A]fter wrestling with it for a month or so, I’ve decided not to script an episode for season six of GAME OF THRONES. Writing a script takes me three weeks, minimum, and longer when it is not a straight adaptation from the novels.
And really, it would cost me more time than that, since I have never been good at changing gears from one medium to another and back again.
Writing a season six script would cost me a month’s work on WINDS, and maybe as much as six weeks, and I cannot afford that.”
Looks like Martin is in no mood of wasting his precious time writing one of the episodes, we all know the upcoming seasons would be continuations rather than being adaptions.
With David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, and Bryan Cogman on board, the scriptwriting chores for season six should be well covered.
The reason behind Game of Thrones’ massive success is definitely becasue the originator of the novel based series was involved in the production process. Martin always was a part of the team and gave closure and clarity to each character.
Martin is busy writing The Winds of Winter, he is also editing the Wild Cards series and working on a couple of a video games alongside.
Game of Thrones season 5 premieres on April 12.