Ahead of the fifth season premiere of Game of Thrones showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff have confirmed that the show will begin spoiling the books as production on the series continues to outpace the speed of creator George R.R. Martin’s writing, IGN has learned. Speaking to the Oxford Union Benioff is quoted as saying
“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.”
Fans have long anticipated that the show would outpace the releases of the book series it is based on as author George R.R. Martin spends years writing each novel and the show creators have previously revealed that they know exactly how the series is intended to end. Game of Thrones returns for it’s fifth season on HBO April 12th.