‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunners Reveal GRRM’s Ending

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It’s undeniably true that fans of the Game of Thrones franchise had so many of opinions about the most controversial season finale in television.

Fans are not pleased with the Dragon Queen’s fall into madness, and many are even more confused by the show’s decision to hail Bran Stark of Winterfell as the King of Westeros.

Unknown to most, author George R.R. Martin actually planned to have the same character take the Iron Throne by the end of the books, as well.

According to Entertainment Weekly, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss verified that Martin actually “intended” to make Bran the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms in the audio commentary of Duty is the Death of Love, a behind-the-scenes footage at filming the final episode.

Bran is the only probably pure person in there. And the fact he cannot father children is key because they’ve repeated the cycle in this Westerosi history of heirs being really bad.

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As featured in the documentary, Kit Harington clears out that it wasn’t actually his character Jon Snow’s purpose to kill Daenerys Targaryen (played Emilia Clarke), his aunt and lover. Rather, he made his mind up on what to do with her when he finally came to his senses and realized she’d stop at nothing to claim the Iron Throne.

“He doesn’t know he’s going to betray her until right at the end,” Kit explicates. “He doesn’t factor in anyone else’s decisions and it also means Dany is going to kill my sisters, so it becomes my family versus her,” he added.

Martin worked with the filmmakers at HBO to provide guidance in the making of the series. The author recently confirmed that decisions made for the show won’t affect his plans for the final two novels in the series.


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