Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin has admitted that he isn’t sure if the hit show should be coming to an end.
Two years of anticipation will come to an end on Sunday when Season 8 premieres – with fans tuning in to see who will finally take the Iron Throne.
But Martin, who wrote the book series A Song Of Ice And Fire, says he will be “hanging around Westeros” for a long time after the final episode airs.
“I don’t think it should be the final season. But here we are,” he admitted at last week’s New York premiere.
“It seems to me we just started last week. Has it been longer than that? The time has passed by in a blur. But it’s exciting.
“I know it’s an end, but it’s not much of an end for me. I’m still deep in writing the books.
“We saw five other sequel shows in development. I think I’m going to be hanging around Westeros while everyone else has left.”
Although the main show is coming to a dramatic end, fans can expect more when the Game of Thrones prequel series airs next year. So far, the likes of John Simm and Naomi Watts have been confirmed for major roles.
Martin revealed to The Hollywood Reporter: “It hasn’t started shooting yet, but they’re getting very close to that.
“They have a great director and an amazing cast.
“I’ve been following along closely. I have my fingers crossed.
“It’s different. It’s definitely very different. It’s set thousands of years in the past. You’re looking at a whole different era of Westeros. No dragons, no Iron Throne, no King’s Landing.
“It will be interesting to see what the fans make of that.”
Game Of Thrones returns for a final run of six episodes on Sunday.