George R.R. Martin Is Still Stuck on This One Major Game of Thrones Change

From TIME - April 12, 2018

Although the decision not to include Lady Stoneheart in Game of Thrones was apparently made long ago, George R. R. Martin seems to still see that particular departure from his A Song of Ice and Fire book series as a defining moment for the show.

During an interview with TIME leading up to the premiere of Thrones seventh season, the author revealed that axing reanimated Catelyn Stark from the story was the one major change he argued against with showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss.

At some points, when David and Dan and I had discussions about what way we should go in, I would always favor sticking with the books, while they would favor making changes, he said. I think one of the biggest ones would probably be when they made the decision not to bring Catelyn Stark back as Lady Stoneheart. That was probably the first major diversion of the show from the books and, you know, I argued against that, and David and Dan made that decision.


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