The last season of the massively popular TV show Game of Thrones is just around the corner, and fans can’t wait to see how the epic story will conclude. However, if they expect to get more details from George R. R. Martin, author of the source novels A Song of Fire and Ice, they're going to be disappointed.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Martin said he never read the scripts of the final season nor visited the set as he was too busy working on The Winds of Winter – the latest book in the novel series. According to Martin, the showrunners have come up with a lot of minor characters on their own and “There may be important discrepancies”.

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There might be discrepancies between the show and the books

The author also said that he had “mixed feelings” about the show coming to an end. While the TV adaptation of his work is now one of the most successful shows ever made, it has gone further than the source material. Martin “never anticipated” this and wished that he had finished the books sooner.

That said, though, this is not the end of Game of Thrones quite yet. Martin stated that he’s “still deeply in it”. After The Winds of Winter, a seventh addition – titled A Promise of Spring – is also confirmed. Additionally, a prequel show is also being worked on, with casting already being done. This sequel is scheduled to start filming this summer.

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A prequel TV show and new books are also coming

Another concern of fans is that the upcoming season will spoil the ending of the books but co-showrunner David Benioff has said that there’s no worry in that regard. According to Benioff, they have talked with Martin and won’t be revealing what the differences are. That way, people can still fully enjoy the books when they come out.

Game of Thrones season 8 premieres on April 14. A new trailer just got released on Tuesday, so be sure to check it out.