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Will Season 6 of Game of Thrones Spoil the Books?

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Season 6 of Game of Thrones Will Beat the Next Book to the Punch

With a little less than a month before the Season 6 of Game of Thrones, the fans have started to wonder exactly how much the show is going to spoil the upcoming books for them. As mentioned before, the writer of the series, George R. R. Martin has missed his last deadline to write the sixth book in the series (called The Winds of Winter), so the show will release before the book is published. The Winds of Winter should be out in late 2016 or early 2017, so the sixth season will be long finished before the book is released. And who knows, given the pace at which Martin is writing, it is likely the entire show will be finished by the time he writes his final book in the Song of Ice and Fire series.

According to the showrunners, there won’t be many spoilers, as they have recently announced that the future seasons may steer away from the plot of the books,with many differences, perhaps even a different ending altogether. “People are talking about whether the books are going to be spoiled – and it’s really not true,” David Benioff told EW. “So much of what we’re doing diverges from the books at this point. And while there are certain key elements that will be the same, we’re not going to talk so much about that – and I don’t think George is either. People are going to be very surprised when they read the books after the show. They’re quite divergent in so many respects for the remainder of the show.”

They want to give the fans two different, but connected versions of the franchise, by distancing themselves from the books. “At a certain point, we realized we were going to outpace the books and we kind of chose to see it as a great thing on both sides – there’s this amazing world George has created and now there are two different versions, and there’s no reason we can see why you can’t be thrilled and surprised and dismayed by both of these different versions of this world,” DB Weiss said.

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