Why Is ‘Game of Thrones’ Ending? George R.R. Martin Weighs In at the Emmys

70th Emmy Awards - Arrivals
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Red carpets are always a good place to catch some hot gossip and the 2018 Emmys were especially interesting for Game of Thrones fans!

On the gold runway, George R.R. Martin wasn’t shy about spilling his take on the upcoming final season of the HBO series. The author of the book anthology on which the show was based was there to support the series, which is up for multiple awards. He was then asked about the show coming to an end and if he thinks the time is right. His answer may shock (and please) some dedicated fans.

Despite the promise of Game of Thrones spinoff series, it appears as if Martin stands with the viewers who want more of the original. “I don’t know, ask [showrunners] David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] when they come through,” the writer told Variety when asked about why the show’s ending.

“We could have gone to 11, 12, 13 seasons, but I guess they wanted a life,” Martin continued. “There was enough material for more seasons.”

But he did divulge that there are five more shows in the works, so that’s enough for the creator.

The acclaimed series has been the talk of Emmy awards season as they missed out during last year’s ceremony. Tune in to see if they earn gold at this year’s event, and catch Martin’s soundbite below.

The 70th Emmy Awards, Monday, September 17 , 8/7c, NBC