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Don’t be fooled, George R.R. Martin does watch “Game of Thrones” – he’s just a few episodes behind! Please don’t spoil it for him, because he has no idea who’s died.
Earlier this week, news circulated online that George R.R. Martin, the author of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series which “Game of Thrones” is based on, doesn’t watch the show. This news spread thanks to a quote from Martin that was taken out of context.
Martin recently told Metro that he hasn’t had time to watch the show because he’s been busy “touring.” He also said, “The book series and TV adaptation go their separate ways. On the screen characters are killed right and left. About twenty of them have died already, which are quite alive to me and will appear in a new book.”
The New York Post then published a story with the headline “George R.R. Martin does not watch ‘Game of Thrones.'” After the news that Martin does not watch the show that he has written for and is based on his own books, Entertainment Weekly confirmed with Martin via email that he does watch the show. He just hasn’t had time to catch up on season seven, because he’s been traveling.
Thankfully with only seven episodes, there’s not that much catching up to do. But he should probably stay off the internet for a while to avoid spoilers.