At San Diego Comic Con, Entertainment Weekly‘s James Hibberd rounded up George R.R. Martin and the cast of Game of Thrones to talk about the show and what’s in store for the future.
George R.R. Martin reveals that he actually won’t be writing an episode at all for season 5, because, “I have this book that I have to finish!” He adds that he “figured [he]’d better write the book rather than the episode.” Season 5 will be the first year to have no episode penned by the author.
The video also includes Sophie Turner chatting about her character’s transformation into “Darth Sansa,” Kit Harington’s excitement over the Wall being “invaded” by a whole other part of the story with the arrival of Melisandre and company, and Maisie Williams teasing that Arya is “not someone to be messed with” in season 5.
Sue says: It’ll be strange to have no episode written by George, but I can’t say I’m not relieved he’s focusing on The Winds of Winter.