George RR Martin Will Not Be Writing For Season Six Of ‘Game Of Thrones’
"After wrestling with it for a month or so, I've decided not to script an episode for season six of Game of Thrones," he said.
March 31, 2015
George RR Martin, who penned the novels on which HBO’s hit series ‘Game Of Thrones’ is based on has revealed that he will not be writing any of the shows sixth season when it airs next year.
This news comes ahead of the fifth series, which begins transmission in the USA and the UK in a couple of weeks from now.
On his blog, the author explained that he made the decision so that he can focus on finishing the A Song of Ice and Fire saga’s next instalment The Winds of Winter.
“After wrestling with it for a month or so, I’ve decided not to script an episode for season six of Game of Thrones
,” he said.”Writing a script takes me three weeks minimum, and longer when it is not a straight adaptation from the novels. And really, it would cost me more time than that, since I have never been good at changing gears from one medium to another and back again.
“Writing a season six script would cost me a month’s work on Winds
, and maybe as much as six weeks, and I can’t afford that.
“With David Benioff, DB Weiss and Bryan Cogman on board, the scriptwriting chores for season six should be well covered. My energies are best devoted to Winds
.”Martin also sat out of the fifth season for similar reasons.
Game of Thrones returns to HBO on April 12 at 9pm ET as part of a global simulcast. Sky Atlantic in the UK will air the episode one day later.