George RR Martin says ‘seven seasons is not enough’ for ‘Game of Thrones’

Hit US show is scheduled to have no more than three more series

Game Of Thrones writer George RR Martin has suggested that the hit US show may require more than seven seasons to tell his full story.

The fantasy show, which airs on HBO in America and Sky Atlantic in Britain, is expected to run for seven or possibly eight seasons with DB Weiss (co-creator of the HBO series) claiming as such prior to the current fourth season starting earlier this year (2014).

However, Martin – who is currently writing the sixth book in his series and is planning a seventh – says that might not be enough and suggested feature films may be the way to go for his epic tale to be fully covered.

“I don’t think [seven seasons] will be enough to tell the story we’re telling in the books,” the writer told Entertainment Weekly. “As I’ve been saying for years, I wish they had more hours – every time I see another HBO show I wonder why we only have 10 and they have 13.”

On the subject of a Game of Thrones movie, he continued: “Ever since I heard that idea I’ve been both excited by it – I think it would be great – and I’ve been sceptical about it because I’ve heard of a number of other shows that were [supposedly going to have movies] like Deadwood, Rome and even The Sopranos, and the only one I’ve actually seen is Sex And The City.”

Martin also teased the forthcoming season finale, saying: “I’m really looking forward to next week as I’m told we have a battle that dwarfs the Battle of the Blackwater.”

Meanwhile, Alfie Allen has denied claims his sister, Lily Allen, made about how she was nearly cast in the show. Earlier this year Allen claimed that she turned down a cameo appearance in the popular fantasy show. However, her brother, who played Theon, said this is not true.