George R.R. Martin: I Was ‘Out of the Loop’ on Later Seasons of ‘Game of Thrones’

It was a game of musical chairs when it came to “Game of Thrones” following the original novels.Author George R.R.

Martin said he was “out of the loop” during the final seasons of the hit HBO series with showrunners D.B.

Weiss and David Benioff.

Martin previously had consulted on scripts and casting for the first four seasons of the series.“By Season 5 and 6, and certainly 7 and 8, I was pretty much out of the loop,” Martin revealed to The New York Times.When asked why, Martin added, “I don’t know — you have to ask Dan and David.”As “Game of Thrones” prequel series “House of the Dragon” launches on HBO, adapted from Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the novelist assured fans that his own forthcoming final books in the series (“The Winds of Winter” and “A Dream of Spring”) will offer a “very different” ending for the “Thrones” saga, greatly straying from the series finale.

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