Well, this news is a bit of an eyebrow-raiser, after all the fretting fans of the A Song of Ice and Fire series have been doing the last few years.
“People are talking about whether the books are going to be spoiled – and it’s really not true,” David Benioff says in the new interview. “So much of what we’re doing diverges from the books at this point. And while there are certain key elements that will be the same, we’re not going to talk so much about that – and I don’t think George [R.R. Martin] is either.”
Benioff says that the viewers will be “very surprised,” reading the ASOIAF novels that haven’t been published yet. Currently two more books are expected in the series. But the showrunners assure EW– and fans- that they are “quite divergent in so many respects for the remainder of the show.”
Benioff’s co-showrunner D.B. Weiss also talked about the situation. “At a certain point, we realized we were going to outpace the books and we kind of choose to see it as a great thing on both sides – there’s this amazing world George has created and now there are two different versions, and there’s no reason we can see why you can’t be thrilled and surprised and dismayed by both of these different versions of this world.”
For more from the interview, visit Entertainment Weekly.