DB Weiss and David Benioff, the showrunners of the hit HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones, have revealed that they plan to make the show more about enjoyment and less about the George RR Martin novels. Even if that means upsetting the fans of the books.
They explained, "As far as pressure goes, we put our careers on the line with this series. After nearly six years invested, if the show had failed we would have thrown away a hefty portion of our working lives. You meet and hear about people who haven't engaged with the genre in the past who love the show. That is hugely gratifying."
They then added, "More characters. More locations. More dragons. Less sleep. Less Ned. Less frequent bowel movements." The second season of Game of Thrones is set to see no less than fourteen new faces, when it returns to HBO next April.