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    Why Didn’t HBO Listen To George R. R. Martin’s Urge To Run ‘Game Of Thrones’ For ’10 Seasons Atleast’?

    George R. R. Martin is a writer with an impressive and interesting bibliography. The 73-year-old word wizard has penned the successful epic fantasy novel series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. It was adapted into the Emmy Award-winning showGame of Thrones‘. One of his books is now an inspiration for the prequel,House of the Dragons.’

    Despite having a successful run, ‘Game of Thrones‘ finale met with poor response. It was scrapped after its eighth season. But Martin has now revealed that he requested HBO to run the show for at least 10 seasons. This was mainly to cover the books from the ‘Ice and Fire‘ series.

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    George R. R. Martin Wanted ‘Game Of Thrones’ To Run Longer

    George R R Martin
    George R R Martin

    Just like many viewers, it seems George R. R. Martin was also not happy with the way HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones‘ ended.

    In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Martin talked about how he wanted more seasons of the show to give the storytelling a larger canvas.

    I was saying it needs to be 10 seasons at least and maybe 12, 13. I lost that one“, he said. Martin also said that he had no contribution to the later seasons as they deviated from his books.

    I had no contribution to the later seasons except, you know, inventing the world, the story and all the characters. I believe I have more influence now [on ‘House of the Dragon’] than I did on the original show.” The writer concluded. It appears that HBO may have rejected his plea because its makers wanted to move on and the ratings also saw a dip towards the end.

    The prequel series, ‘House of the Dragon‘ premiered on Sunday, August 21. It is based on parts of Martin’s 2018 novel ‘Fire & Blood’.

    Martin Responds To Critics Calling His Work Misogynistic

    George R. R. Martin
    George R. R. Martin

    Game of Thrones‘ is a critically acclaimed and award-winning show. But it wasn’t immune to criticism which was directed toward its depiction of women.

    Martin addressed the criticism of the show when he attended this year’s San Diego Comic-con panel. He stated that the story is based on a period called anarchy.

    Henry I, King of England, his only legitimate son, drowned while trying to cross the Channel. He was left with one legitimate child, his daughter Matilda who he named his heir and the Lords swore fealty to her,” he said.

    Martin continued, “Some years later, he died and the Lords said, ‘Oh that oath doesn’t apply, because here comes her cousin, Stephen’, who crosses the Channel quickly and steals the treasury and gets himself crowned King, and you enter a period called the Anarchy.”

    Maude, or Matilda as she was known, and Stephen fought for a decade to two decades, and it was horrible and bloody,” the author said. “I don’t think Westeros was more anti-woman or misogynistic than real-life history. People fear change.”

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