George RR Martin is back to talk about The Winds of Winter.
The long-awaited new literary chapter of the saga A Song of Ice and Fire , from which the Game of Thrones series was based .
A novel that still seems a long way from being completed, yet every so often Martin likes to remind the whole world that, yes, he’s really working on it.
Or put your finger in the sore, depending on your point of view on the age-old matter.
In his blog , Martin wrote:
THE WINDS OF WINTER will be a big book. As it is going, it could be bigger than A STORM OF SWORDS and A DANCE WITH THE DRAGONS, the two longest books in the series so far.
I usually cut and shorten when I’m done, but I have to finish first.
Martin also talked about House of the Dragon , the Game of Thrones prequel series that will arrive on HBO Max on August 21:
I’ve seen the preliminary montages of a couple of other episodes of HOUSE OF THE DRAGON, and they’ve pleased me as much as the first few episodes . Ryan [Condal, co-creator and showrunner], Miguel [Sapochnik, showrunner] and their cast and crew are doing a great job. Those of you who love complex, conflicted, ambiguous characters (the way I like them) will love the series, I think. There will be a lot of dragons and battles, rest assured, but the backbone of the story is human conflict, love and hate, personal drama rather than action and adventure.
House of the Dragon will arrive in Italy on Sky and streamed on NOW on 22 August, absolutely simultaneously with the broadcast of American cable TV. Based on the novel “Fire and Blood” by George RR Martin , the series is set 200 years before the events mentioned in Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen.
In ten episodes shot in the UK, House of the Dragon boasts a great cast that includes among the protagonists Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel and Rhys Ifans .
Also starring Milly Alcock, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Emily Carey, Harry Collett, Ryan Corr, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Wil Johnson, John Macmillan, Graham McTavish, Ewan Mitchell, Theo Nate, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson, Phia Saban, Gavin Spokes, Savannah Steyn .