Why George R.R. Martin Won't Be Writing "GoT" Season 5

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George R.R. Martin isn't planning on writing anything for "Game of Thrones" Season 5. But the reason definitely won't disappoint you.

Jul 28, 2014 | 12:36 PM

George R.R. Martin won't be writing any episodes of "Game of Thrones" for Season 5 or even having a hand in most of its creation. But don't fret—he has a pretty amazing reason why he's passing up these opportunities. 

In an interview with Vulture, the famed "A Song of Ice and Fire" creator announced that he's finally buckling down and focusing on finishing off his much-anticipated novel "The Winds of Winter." This comes as a wonderful news for book readers, who are anxiously waiting to find out what will happen to their favorite characters. 

When asked if he was planning on visiting the set, especially that of Dorne, a fictional land that's being shot in Spain, the writer replied, "I don’t know. I might make it over there early next year, but I’ve got to finish the book 'The Winds of Winter.' So I’m making the trips I’m already obligated to make, but I’m not adding any new trips at this time. So I don’t think I’m going to do a set visit this year, sadly."

However, when the reporter suggested that Martin should take as much time as he wants to finish the book, he simply replied, "[w]ell, thank you, don’t say that in public—they'll rip the arms off you."

And honestly, knowing the fandom, there's probably some truth to that statement. 

Cover image credit: Facebook/GameOfThrones

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