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Posted 08 April 2011 - 11:37 AM
Posted 08 April 2011 - 12:12 PM
How far ahead have they planned and how much work have they done for future seasons? Is Season 2 on schedule for a similar April '12 release> How many seasons of episodes do they have written, are the actors under contract for the entire run, etc?
What is HBO looking for before they commit to producing the entire series? Is it strictly ratings or do DVD sales and merchandise get factored in as well or do they judge the series on its merits and will they greenlight future seasons based solely on the product being high quality and having confidence that it will eventually find an audience.
Posted 08 April 2011 - 06:44 PM
For GRRM, I really would like to know what his plans are the future of the story if the HBO show is a huge success. If it is, D&D are potentially going to need the manuscript for book 6 by as early as 2015, and book 7 by 2016. This would require GRRM to get back to his previous writing speed of 2 years per book. If he feels he likely can't do this, is he going to allow D&D to write there own season 6/7? HBO certainly aren't going to wait around if the show is as huge a success we all hope it will be. Or will he tell D&D the basic story and significant events of books 6 and 7, and allow them to adapt the books before they're even completed? This will of course result in us knowing the ending to the story before George has actually published it, something I doubt he will be happy with.
Posted 08 April 2011 - 06:53 PM
George has already noted that the writers have a sense of where the story is going, that he's revealed to them some plans and secrets, and so, yes, they are not in fact beholden to his having written the books. Nor are they contractually bound to be faithful to his story. They do it because they love the books, they consider them masterpieces, and they think George is a master storyteller. But they're not legally bound, and that means they're not legally bound to having to wait for the books, either.
GRRM signed the contracts, so he knows what the situation is. All that said, we're quite getting ahead of ourselves. The show going five, six, seven seasons, is something that's far away and so I expect they'll cross that bridge if they come to it. As Dan said in the interview, the problem of adapting future seasons is a problem they'd love to have.
Edited by Ran, 08 April 2011 - 06:56 PM.
Posted 08 April 2011 - 10:23 PM
When you finish writing the last book in the saga. Are you planning to write another book again?
So, do you have other news stories?
Posted 08 April 2011 - 10:44 PM
As a writer, what is it like seeing your characters come to life on the screen? Were there any moments when it hit you emotionally? How did you react?
Edited by ZombieWife, 08 April 2011 - 10:45 PM.
Posted 08 April 2011 - 11:21 PM
That line alone made me know I was going to REALLY enjoy seeing GoT on HBO.
Posted 09 April 2011 - 01:09 AM
Also perhaps which particular part of the book he would like to write next season
Edited by Sensuki Dorjan, 09 April 2011 - 01:09 AM.
Posted 09 April 2011 - 12:00 PM
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Posted 09 April 2011 - 10:24 PM
Awww, I miss Liz already. (sniff)
Posted 10 April 2011 - 02:05 PM
Posted 10 April 2011 - 03:37 PM
You could expand that to include all the characters - I know he's said that he's tempted to write Osha differently after they cast Natalia Tena.
Posted 10 April 2011 - 03:50 PM
I'm guessing that "LOST" might have something to do with that particular change.
Posted 10 April 2011 - 06:51 PM
Posted 11 April 2011 - 01:42 PM
My question for David and Dan is this: to what extent did fan chatter, in this forum among other places, influence any casting decisions or other production decisions? For example, were there any casting decisions that can be attributed to fan recommendations?
Posted 11 April 2011 - 04:45 PM
I just personally love those novellas and would very much like to see them adapted.
Posted 11 April 2011 - 04:59 PM
Ran, any idea when we'll get to see these interviews?