The one thing that's surely not going to happen in the upcoming season of 'Game Of Thrones' is a cameo by George RR Martin.
HBO hit series 'Game Of Thrones' is going to come to an end this year and the fans just want to know how the series is going to end. As the release date of the final season is getting close, the fans are trying their best to figure out how the storyline might proceed.
Now according to Entertainment Weekly, there's one thing that's surely not going to happen in the upcoming season is George RR Martin's cameo.
There has been quite a lot of series where the creator usually gets a cameo and the writer of 'The Song Of Fire And Ice' had a chance to make a cameo in the series but he turned it down. The author was invited for a cameo by the showrunners of the series and he denied the offer.
The showrunners wanted Martin to travel all the way from New Mexico, where he lives to Northern Ireland to be included in a scene in season 8. The reason why he rejected the offer was that Martin decided to rather focus on his book titled 'The Winds Of Winter' that the fans have been waiting for since a very long time.
“David and Dan invited me to a cameo in one of the final episodes, which I was tempted to do,” Martin told EW. “But I didn’t think just for the sake of a cameo I could take the time to return to Belfast.” The author also revealed that he was supposed to appear in a cameo in the pilot episode of the series.
The pilot was reshot and the part of his cameo got cut out. “There was a cameo in the original pilot that was cut,” he noted. “I was a guest at Dany’s wedding. But that was when she was played by Tamzin Merchant so all that footage got thrown out when we recast with Emilia Clarke.”
The author has been struggling to finish 'The Winds Of Winter', which is the sixth novel in the saga for eight years. He reportedly also plans for a seventh novel 'A Dream Of Spring'. The fans have been posting online about wanting him to complete his novel as they are curious to know what happens next.
Last year, Martin did ensure that he is trying hard to put his time into finishing it. 'Game Of Thrones' will release on April 14 and if you think it's all going to be over after that then you're wrong! The author had previously revealed that the series is going to have a prequel. According to a report in Fansided, Martin took to 'Not A Blog' to share details about his book 'Fire And Blood' that talks about the Targaryen history and the prequel project by HBO.
"HBO has informed me that the Jane Goldman pilot is not (yet) titled THE LONG NIGHT. That’s is certainly the title I prefer, but for the moment the pilot is still officially UNTITLED. So… mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa. Elsewise, the pilot is coming along well, with casting falling into place. I could tell you more, but I am not supposed to," he wrote.
That casting includes King Kong star Naomi Watts and Poldark by Josh Whitehouse in lead roles. Martin also revealed that the show that is tentatively called 'The Long Night' isn’t the only prequel show in the works. “We also have a couple of other successors shows still in development, but I cannot tell you about those either. Sorry,” he wrote.
He also wrote about the movies that are coming up which are based on his work. "In feature films, one of my best known short stories is being developed, and another of my best known short stories may soon be under option for a big movie… and my team is doing its best to set up another of my novels with an actor I adore and a director I worship… but those are not yet ready to be talked about either, so all I can do is tease. Consider yourselves teased," he revealed.
The author also wrote about completing the much awaited 'Winds Of Winter'. "Believe it or not, I am working hard on a lot of things (yes, including WINDS), even though I am not allowed to talk about most of them. Eventually, I hope, you’ll all be able to enjoy the fruits of my labors. I hope," he wrote.
This sure is exciting for the GOT fans because they know how they are going to feel when the series ends. The series is intensely popular and with George R R Martin's unpredictable, brutal and twisty storylines, the upcoming project looks like the fans are going to be in for a treat as they will surely miss Game Of Thrones.