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George R. R. Martin reveals that "Game of Thrones" was almost an animated series

(In the comments section of his LiveJournal page, of course)


Colin Gorenstein
March 14, 2015 1:16AM (UTC)

Once in a Purple Wedding, the Internet gives us a compelling reason to visit LiveJournal.

At 3 a.m. on Friday George R. R. Martin casually responded to a fan on his personal LiveJournal page with some big information that could have changed the entire world of Westeros as we know it today on HBO's "Game of Thrones."

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The user, Fairfax, offhandedly asked Martin if he'd ever been approached by anyone about an animated adaptation of ASOIAF.

To which, Martin responded:

Yes. Often.

In fact, one of the proposed feature deals I turned down before HBO was from a major animator. Odd thing is, I might have accepted that offer... I was on the fence... until an exec I was supposed to meet failed to turn up for a lunch we had scheduled to discuss their approach. I did get an apology, later... but being stood up pushed me off the fence back into "No" land.

And boy, am I glad of that. Maybe things do happen for a reason.

Yesterday, addressing speculation over the HBO series' lifespan, Martin revealed on that same LiveJournal page that he has no idea whether the series will hit its 10-season goal. He wrote: “This discussion is nothing new, of course. I get asked similar questions every time I make a public appearance, do an interview, or walk a red carpet. My usual answer is a variant on, ‘I don’t know how many seasons the show will run.’ I don’t know. No one knows."


Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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