For the past four seasons of Game of Thrones, readers of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series have had an advantage over their TV-viewing counterparts, in knowing when the Red Wedding, Purple Wedding, and every other devastating character death will come. However, Martin has recently revealed that the show is deviating from the books in a big way, and now no one will be safe.
At the Writers Guild West Awards this weekend, Martin warned Showbiz411 that the Game of Thrones creators have special plans for season 5:
People are going to die who don’t die in the books, so even the book readers will be unhappy. So everybody better be on their toes. David [Benioff] and D.B. [Weiss] are even bloodier than I am.
So now the book-reading viewers will be just as on-edge as everyone else, wondering if Brienne or Cersei or Littlefinger will be offed in a spectacularly violent fashion. This is going to make Game of Thrones viewing parties even more stressful.
You know what, we’ll be okay just so long as Hot Pie makes it! He needs to live on to bake more direwolf-shaped breads.
[via Winter Is Coming]