Game Of Thrones’ Showrunners Know How The Show Will End

One of the big worries about the looming fifth season of Game of Thrones is the fact that the show is a rapidly evolving beast that is fast running out of source material to draw from, given that the Song of Ice and Fire book series – a collection of large books that contain a staggering and infuriating amount of plot spoilers – hasn’t been completed yet.

Those in charge of making the TV series, being the perceptive mob that they are, are very much well aware of that approaching cliff-face. And luckily for all of you, they seem to be putting a fairly solid plan in place for when the changeover occurs.
Despite George RR Martin cancelling a few appearances this year in order to knuckle down and attempt to complete The Winds of Winter – the long awaited sixth book in the series – it seems fairly inevitable that, at some point, the show will overtake the books.
When that does happen, Dan Weiss and David Benioff – the series’ showrunners – have revealed how they intend to push the show forward. This is, at least theoretically, kind of spoiler-ish, so consider yourselves forewarned.
When the issue was raised at a recent appearance at the Oxford Union, the pair revealed they’ve been working closely with Martin to establish what will ultimately end up being the series’ concluding moments. Though, obviously, the books and the show will differ in parts, the culmination of both will wind up at roughly the same place.
Or, as Benioff put it:

“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. 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 towards 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.”

The full chat at the Union is available to watch, and involves Kit Harrington and John Bradley along with both Weiss and Benihoff, and takes place in possibly one of the most profoundly British looking locations you’re ever likely to see.

The fifth season of Thrones premieres in a global simulcast on Monday, April 13th Australian time.
Get ready, kids.
via Uproxx.