George R.R. Martin ‘Would Fly to NYC to Beg’ HBO for 10 ‘Game of Thrones’ Seasons, Says His Agent

George R.R.

Martin has been vocal in the past about his displeasure over HBO’s “Game of Thrones” only running eight seasons.

The author said in October 2019 that “Thrones” would’ve needed 13 seasons to do his books justice.

As part of journalist James Andrew Miller’s new book “Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers,” Martin’s agent Paul Haas revealed that the author flew to New York City more than once to meet with then-hbo CEO Richard Plepler in order to convince him to extend the series’ television run.“George would fly to New York to have lunch with Plepler, to beg him to do 10 seasons of 10 episodes because there was enough material for it and to tell him it would be a more satisfying and more entertaining experience,” Haas said (via Insider).

“[Showrunners D.B.

Weiss and David Beniof] were tired, rightfully so.

They were done, and wanted to move on,

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