'GoT final series not completely faithful to books'
New York: 'Game of Thrones' author GRR Martin says the final season of the epic fantasy HBO show was "not completely faithful" to his book series, 'A Song of Fire And Ice' on which it was based.
The remark comes hot on the heels of the eighth and final chapter of 'GOT' winning the outstanding drama series Emmy, including an individual trophy for Peter Dinklage in the supporting actor in drama series category.
"The (final) series has been... not completely faithful. Otherwise, it would have to run another five seasons," Martin told Fast Company magazine.
The loss in a book-to-screen adaptation can be "traumatic", the author admitted.
"Because sometimes their creative vision and your creative vision don't match, and you get the famous creative differences thing - that leads to a lot of conflict," he added.
'GOT' showrunners David Benioff and Dan B Weiss were called out for below par script writing and poor portrayal of women in the last season, resulting in lakhs of fans across the world sign an online petition urging the network to redo the final chapter, which ended in May.