Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington, and Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke, in season 7 of Game of Thrones on HBO. Season 8 begins on April 14. Game of Thrones’ creator George R.R. Martin will be watching, as he completes the final books in the series. Photo: TNS

Will Jon Snow die? Why Game of Thrones author may give books different ending to TV saga

  • George R.R. Martin is not obliged to follow storylines of HBO series based on his books, just as writers for TV can depart from plot lines he sketched for them
  • How fans of the show feel about characters will influence author’s final two books, experts say, making them an adaptation from TV, not the other way round
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Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington, and Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke, in season 7 of Game of Thrones on HBO. Season 8 begins on April 14. Game of Thrones’ creator George R.R. Martin will be watching, as he completes the final books in the series. Photo: TNS
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Netflix is adapting ‘The Witcher’, the cult series by Andrzej Sapkowski about supernatural monster-hunter Geralt of Rivia (pictured), as well as Leigh Bardugo’s ‘Grishaverse’ novels.

Game of Thrones successor? From The Witcher to Wheel of Time, upcoming fantasy TV shows

  • Thanks to the success of Game of Thrones, the final series of which is out this month, TV executives have been raiding bookshelves for new titles to take on
  • Wheel of Time, The Witcher, His Dark Materials: the list of upcoming shows is long, but success could lie in giving audiences something different
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Netflix is adapting ‘The Witcher’, the cult series by Andrzej Sapkowski about supernatural monster-hunter Geralt of Rivia (pictured), as well as Leigh Bardugo’s ‘Grishaverse’ novels.
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