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Game of Thrones producers know how George RR Martin's books will end

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Game of Thrones showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff have spoken about the HBO drama's overall ending.

The writers explained that they have sat down with A Song of Ice and Fire author George RR Martin about how his book series is going to conclude.

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"It doesn't just keep on going because it can," DB Weiss told Vanity Fair.

"I think the desire to milk more out of it is what would eventually kill it, if we gave in to that."

Benioff added: "Last year we went out to Santa Fe for a week to sit down with [George] and just talk through where things are going, because we don't know if we are going to catch up and where exactly that would be.

"If you know the ending, then you can lay the groundwork for it. And so we want to know how everything ends.

"We want to be able to set things up. So we just sat down with him and literally went through every character."

Author George R.R. Martin

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George RR Martin


Martin also spoke about the issues regarding time on Game of Thrones, especially regarding child actors such as Maisie Williams.

"This is a serious concern," Martin admitted. "Maisie was the same age as Arya when it started, but now Maisie is a young woman and Arya is still 11. Time is passing very slowly in the books and very fast in real life."

Two more books are currently planned for Martin's series, titled The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring.

Game of Thrones begins its fourth season on HBO on Sunday, April 6, followed a day later on Sky Atlantic in the UK.

Watch a trailer for the fourth season below:

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