So the Game of Thrones season four finale has now aired and it is fair to say that this latest season has been a real action packed one, with lots of twists and turns along the way. While a lot of the fans have been happy to see some of the surprising changes from the source material, there are also those that believe that it should stay true to the books.
With that in mind, showrunner David Benioff has opened up about straying from the books, admitting that they need to make a show that is successful in its own right and follows a certain path, that sometimes the source material did not provide. David admitted that they would never shy away from doing a specific scene, just so that they did not offend anyone.
Benioff explained, "We have to make a show that succeeds on its own terms, and sometimes that means veering away from the books. Some people will be upset by that. Some people will like it. Obviously we hope for more of the latter, but if we ever write a scene (or avoid writing a scene) because we're afraid of pissing someone off, we're sunk."
Now that Game of Thrones season four has come to an end, the focus will now be on Game of Thrones season five and David has admitted that they are still working things out for the new season, "As for season five, we're still figuring out how we can afford everything we want to do. There are a few sequences that are absolutely terrifying from a production standpoint," Benioff added.
Do you think Game of Thrones should stick to the source material or are they right to mix things up?