‘Game of Thrones’ Writers Admit To Mistakes They Made In The Series
Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss acknowledged the writing mistakes they made through the course of the series.
While the early seasons of Game of Thrones received acclaimed and accolades, reception towards the latter seasons was notably more divisive, with much of the ire being directed towards showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. During an appearance as the Austin Film Festival, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss spoke to an audience about their experience working on Game of Thrones and acknowledged some missteps they made during their tenure.
While discussing their work on the Game of Thrones pilot, Benioff and Wiess admitted that the first episode was riddled with basic writing mistakes, saying “everything we could make a mistake in, we did.” The duo also confessed that they didn’t understand the characters at first and that HBO made them write and film 100 minutes of material after the episodes were initially clocking in at roughly 39 minutes. On the common criticism regarding the violence in Game of Thrones, the showrunners admitted that it was excessive at points, saying, “we went too far with some of those.”
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Dan is saying that writers and source material end up in divorce and that there divorce was amicable – since they ran out of material.
— Needle & Pen (@ForArya) October 26, 2019
While Game of Thrones has come to an end, the franchise is set to continue with a prequel series. Details on the Game of Thrones prequel are still under wraps, though the series is said to be set roughly 5,000 years before the events of George R. R. Martin’s original story. A second prequel centered on the downfall of House Targaryen was last reported to be nearing a pilot order from HBO.
The pilot for the Game of Thrones prequel will be directed and executive produced by S. J. Clarkson. The series stars Naomi Watts, Josh Whitehouse, Toby Regbo, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Alex Sharp, Miranda Richardson, Marquis Rodriguez, John Simm, Richard McCabe, John Heffernan, and Dixie Egerickx.
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