The April 2014 issue of Vanity Fair is chock full of Game of Thrones goodies. Nearly all of the major players gathered in full costume to pose for the new feature, with Daenerys and Jon Snow joining the Lannisters for the cover shot. What’s even more tantalizing is some very telling words about the future of Game of Thrones from show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, and the man who started it all, George R.R. Martin.
It’s been widely speculated that the television series is outpacing Martin’s writing speed, and will soon surpass his released work. So from the mouth of the man himself, are they catching up? “They are. Yes. It’s alarming.”
Not to worry though, in the event that they do catch up, the show’s creators are prepared. Benioff reveals, “Last year we went out to Santa Fe for a week to sit down with him [Martin] and just talk through where things are going, because we don’t know if we are going to catch up and where exactly that would be. If you know the ending, then you can lay the groundwork for it. And so we want to know how everything ends. We want to be able to set things up. So we just sat down with him and literally went through every character.”