'Game Of Thrones' producers say they know how book series will end
Showrunners say they've spoken to George RR Martin about how fantasy novel series will conclude
Showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff have told Vanity Fair that they have spoken to author George RR Martin, whose novel series A Song Of Ice And Fire form the inspiration for the TV show, so they know how the book series will conclude.
Martin is supposedly working on the final two novels of the series, titled The Winds Of Winter and A Dream Of Spring. Weiss said: "It doesn't just keep on going because it can. I think the desire to milk more out of it is what would eventually kill it, if we gave in to that."
Co-creator Benioff added: "Last year we went out to Santa Fe for a week to sit down with [George] and just talk through where things are going, because we don't know if we are going to catch up and where exactly that would be. If you know the ending, then you can lay the groundwork for it. And so we want to know how everything ends.
He added: "We want to be able to set things up. So we just sat down with him and literally went through every character."
The fourth series of Game Of Thrones will premiere on Sky Atlantic on April 7 at 9pm, and will be broadcast just 24 hours after it is shown in the US on the HBO network. A new trailer for the show was released earlier this week - click below to watch.