George R.R. Martin Says “Everybody Better Be On Their Toes”

February 18, 2015

George R.R. Martin

As season 5 of Game of Thrones approaches, the creator of the series has put out a statement warning its fans: “everybody better be on their toes.”

Fans of the show who have read the books have reveled in their knowledge of what will happen in the TV series. As those who haven’t read the books have been shocked with death after death, readers sat back in amusement as they had known what would happen all along.

What makes the screenwriting for Game of Thrones unique is the unabashed willingness to kill off main characters. But up until now, the storyline for the TV series has followed closely along with the corresponding books.

Now, it seems the free ride is over, and the producing team for the series wants to upset the readers as well.

During the Writers Guild West Awards this past weekend, George R.R. Martin, creator of the series, announced that everyone should be on their toes for the fifth season of the show. He warned that fans should be prepared for some big shocks.

In other words, people who don’t die in the books will meet their maker in the TV series. And as many as four main characters may come to their doom.

It seems that fans of the show, even those who have read the books and think they know what to expect, shouldn’t get too attached to their favorite characters.