currierbell asked: One's greatest fear (aside from things that go bump in the night and other real world concerns) is that the fast moving bullet train of the tv series will overtake the slow slogging freight of GRRM's last two novels in the series. Even though he has a great headstart, given Martin's past record, this seems to be a possibility. Do you foresee a train wreck? If it happens, how would matters be handled: the TV series creates its own ending based on GRRM's plans, or stops, or what?
I do think the progress of the show will eventually outrun the progress of the books, yes. I don’t have the first clue what they’ll do. They won’t really have any good options. I mean, I figure this has been discussed, and even hashed out contractually. And depending on how close GRRM was to the finish line, and how much of a phenomenon the show remains in the ratings and in the pop-culture landscape, maybe they could get away with delaying the start of the final season, a la The Sopranos. (Or, more recently and with way way way tinier ratings and impact on the world at large, Louie.) That would probably be the least worst option. But I’m literally just making shit up about this. I have no idea what they’ll do.