Game of Thrones: when George RR Martin begged HBO to make 10 seasons

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“There was enough material” for two seasons of ten additional episodes, assures the agent of the writer.

We knew that George RR Martin had been disappointed that the series Game Of Thrones stop after “only” eight seasons, in 2019. The author of the novels judged that it should rather have been developed out of ten, reveals today his agent, Paul Haas, in a book by James Andrew Miller entitled Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers (relayed by Insider): “George was able to fly to New York to invite Plepler to lunch (Richard Plepler was the boss of HBO at the time of the creation of the series, editor’s note) and beg him to do ten seasons of ten episodes each, because there was enough material. He would have told her that it would provide a better, more satisfying experience. But the showrunners (DB Weiss and David Beniof, who headed the series since 2011) were tired. This is normal, by the way. They were fed up, wanted to move on, so they shortened. Negotiations started around the question: ‘How many seasons can we get out of this?’ Because, of course, HBO wanted more. “

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