Author George RR Martin talked about how he prevented the changes the showrunners wanted to make on the Game of Thrones series and how the fate of the series changed.
During a recent interview with ‘Entertainment Weekly,’ Martin said that the showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss would almost remove Rickon Stark, played by Art Parkinson, from the script, but he prevented it.
Martin also explained why they had the idea to eliminate Rickon, the youngest of the Stark children, because they said he didn’t do much in the first book.
Here’s what George RR Martin stated:
“The biggest thing was Dan and David called me up and had the idea of eliminating Rickon, the youngest of the Stark children, because he didn’t do much in the first book. I said I had important plans for him, so they kept him.”
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A few days ago, George RR Martin shared a message following the sad death of Diana Rigg, one of the show’s respected actors. Martin defined her as a great talent, he said it was a great honor to see her in Game of Thrones as Queen of Thorns.
Here’s what he wrote:
“I am late to post about this, but I was very saddened by the news of a couple of recent deaths. The world of television and film lost a titan with the passing of Dame Diana Rigg. Such an amazing talent. It was such an honor to have her on GAME OF THRONES as the Queen of Thorns.”