Trailers for Game of Thrones season five have indicated that it will contain events not yet published in a Song of Ice and Fire book, and fans are now looking at a situation in which both book readers and show watchers will be on the same page. Weiss and Benioff will be using their inside information on the series, as George R.R. Martin’s creative confidants, to forge the future seasons of Game of Thrones, including the imminent season five.
Luckily, we’ve been talking about this with George for a long time, ever since we saw this could happen, and we know where things are heading. And so we’ll eventually, basically, meet up at pretty much the same place where George is going; there might be a few deviations along the route, but we’re heading towards the same destination. I kind of wish that there were some things we didn’t have to spoil, but we’re kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place. The show must go on … and that’s what we’re going to do.
Here’s the whole talk, featuring Dan Weiss, David Benioff, John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), and Kit Harington (Jon Snow).