Written bySiddharth Tyagi ·
Season 8 of the show has been unanimously slammed by fans for its deteriorating quality of writing and minimal character development.
Martin's comments resonate with the fans' feelings to some extent.
Here's what he said.
In an interview with Fast Company, Martin expressed his sadness regarding the series' deviation from the story.
He talked about creative differences and how it leads to conflict.
"The series has been...not completely faithful. Otherwise, it would have to run another five seasons. ...I'm a little sad, actually. I wish we had a few more seasons. It can also be... traumatic," he said.
Talking about creative vision, Martin said, "You get totally extraneous things like the studio or the network weighing in, and they have some particular thing that has nothing to do with story, but relates to 'Well this character has a very high Q Rating, so let's give him a lot more stuff to do."
Notably, the season has been rated worst everywhere.
Conleth Hill, who plays Varys has talked about his disappointment regarding his character, and how the showrunners treated his arc.
Pilou Asbaek (who played Euron in the show) has also expressed his opinion about his character arc.
There's a YouTube video where various cast members talk about the story's conclusion.
All the actors, however, have maintained that their overall experience has been great.
There's also a petition, started by one Dylan D, going around that demands to remake the season with competent writers. It has received almost a million signatures.
The latest season has been rated worst on Rotten Tomatoes and a particular episode has the lowest-ever IMDb rating.
The series will end with season 8's sixth episode that's set to premiere in India this Monday.
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