One of the biggest concerns surrounding HBO's Game of Thrones ever since it started airing has been the fact that the writer of the books upon which the show is based, George R.R. Martin, is still in the process of finishing his series.
Martin, for his part, has previously expressed confidence that the show would never outpace its source material, but book six, The Winds of Winter, has been notoriously slow in appearing, and the fifth season of the show premieres next month, resulting in every A Song of Ice and Fire fan's worst nightmare.
Speaking at the Oxford Union, showrunner David Benioff confirmed that the show will likely be revealing plot points from the upcoming entries in the book series before the books themselves get a chance to.
"Luckily, we've been talking about this with George for a long time, ever since we saw this could happen, and we know where things are heading," Benioff said at the address. "And so we'll eventually, basically, meet up at pretty much the same place where George is going; there might be a few deviations along the route, but we're heading toward the same destination.
"I kind of wish that there were some things we didn't have to spoil, but we're kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place. The show must go on... and that's what we're going to do."
It's not so bad. You could always just throw out your television, disable all social media, and go live in a cave until the books come out, right?
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