The "Walking Dead" writer disagrees with a decision "Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin made
AMC’s The Walking Dead and HBO’s Game of Thrones are two of the most addictive, adrenaline-inducing, and extremely exciting TV shows with throngs of fans who are completely immersed in and obsessed with the worlds they create. Part of the reason people get so invested in those worlds is because they each have separate stories outside the TV shows that fans already know and love.
ICYMI: The Walking Dead is based on a comic book series by Robert Kirkman while Game of Thrones is based on the epic fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.
And while it seems like Kirkman and Martin would have a lot in common, during a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Kirkman said there is one major decision Martin made that he would never make himself. Specifically, he would never tell the TV show writers where the story was going as Martin did for GoT. He said, “I would never do that. That’s the one thing I’m disappointed in George R.R. Martin for doing.”
He goes on to suggest that Martin should have let TV show writers figure the story out for themselves rather than possibly spoiling the ending of his epic novels, which will likely come out long after the end of the show. While there are obviously already lots of changes the TV show has made since the beginning and Martin has made it recently even more clear that stories in the books differ greatly from the TV show’s current trajectory, both stories will supposedly end up with the same conclusion.
Obviously, these great authors are are allowed totally different approaches to how they choose to bring their stories to life onscreen. Besides, knowing how something ends doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy every part of the detailed journey for how the fascinating characters got to that destination. I mean, Titanic, anyone?
And while it’s totally understandable that you’d want to keep secret certain characters’ fates, it’s also completely legit to want to see the characters you’ve created follow proper the trajectory you imagined for them. So really, we can see both sides of the story and are grateful to both talented writers for their incredible imaginations that have provided us with hours of amazing reading and television.