This current season of “Game of Thrones” is the first time that the show has went ahead of the books by and large, and that has been a polarizing decision for some out there who consider themselves to be book purists. While author George R.R. Martin has insisted that there will be substantial differences between what is coming up on the show and the source material, that doesn’t mean that everyone is thrilled with the idea of him having conversations with show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss detailing what some of his own personal plans are for the story.
Specifically, it is none other than “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman who makes it more than a little bit clear that if he was in a similar position, he would not exactly do the same thing. Just take a look at what he had to say on the subject to Rolling Stone:
“I would never do that. That’s the one thing I’m disappointed in George R.R. Martin for doing. He should have just been like, ‘F–k you. You make it up now, I’ll get to mine when I’m ready.'”
We feel pretty sure that Martin is not going to be heartbroken over what Kirkman has to say or another, but it is interesting to see the latter hand out this sort of criticism. We don’t think this is the beginning of any sort of real rivalry between the two shows, though there’s always been at least some friendly competition between the two when it comes to pop-culture presence and buzz. “The Walking Dead” is the #1 scripted show on TV in adults 18-49, but it does have an inherent advantage in that it airs on basic cable.
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