The countdown towards Season 5 of Game of Thrones continues, with just under three weeks left until the season premiere "The Wars to Come" debuts Sunday, April 12 at 9 PM ET on HBO. Aside from all of the narrative questions fans have been asking in the lead-up to this season, many are also wondering if Season 5 will actually spoil certain moments from George R.R. Martin's last two books in his A Song of Fire and Ice series, which have yet to be published. While we wait to see when these books will finally arrive, series co-creator David Benioff revealed that they have been talking with the author for quite some time, and they know where he is heading, and that does means certain aspects of these unpublished books will be spoiled for readers. Take a look at what he had to say below, during an appearance at The Oxford Union with co-creator D.B. Weiss and stars Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and John Bradley (Samwell Tarly).
"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."
We already know that Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) will meet Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) this season, an event which hasn't even happened in the books yet. We have also reported that popular characters Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright), Hodor (Kristian Nairn) and Meera (Ellie Kendrick) will not be seen at all in Season 5, since their story line has already caught up to the books. It isn't known what other deviations David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have planned, but we also reported that there will be a few characters who are alive in the books that will die this season. What do you think about these new updates? Chime in with your thoughts, and you can also check out the full 75-minute event at Oxford University's Oxford Union with David BenioffD.B. Weiss and stars Kit Harington and John Bradley.