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Game of Thrones - Off Season No Book Discussion|OT|IncestERA

"Who was the hardest to cast and who was the easiest to cast? “

David and Dan: Maisie Williams as Arya was the hardest to cast and Mark Addy as Robert Baratheon was the easiest to cast.” -

Benioff's favorite House is Stark and Weiss' favorite house is the one with the turtle sigil even though it's not in the show although he still identifies with it. (he means House Estermont)
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Mark Addy definitely had the personality - I mean, his take on Robert is iconic now. But he never looked like someone who was once tall and strong, but a decade+ took its toll. He just looked like a short fat guy.

Still, I love him. His role in A Knight's Tale made him legend even before this.
 
Meant to say GRRM.
Oh. End it as in they realized the endgame that they were shooting towards.

GRRM told them his endgame in that year and they decided what to jettison, what to keep, what to fill in and what to change after their big meeting.

In 2014, Benioff and Martin talked about their 2013 meet up:

In the April issue of Vanity Fair, on stands March 13, show co-creator David Benioff tells Windolf, “Last year we went out to Santa Fe for a week to sit down with him [Martin] and just talk through where things are going, because we don’t know if we are going to catch up and where exactly that would be. If you know the ending, then you can lay the groundwork for it. And so we want to know how everything ends. We want to be able to set things up. So we just sat down with him and literally went through every character.” Martin tells Windolf, “I can give them the broad strokes of what I intend to write, but the details aren’t there yet.

Last year Benioff mentioned the 2013 meeting again:

Certain things that we learned from George way back in that meeting in Santa Fe are going to happen on the show, but certain things won’t. And there’s certain things where George didn’t know what was going to happen, so we’re going to find them out for the first time too, along with millions of readers when we read those books. Some people wish we would wait until the books were finished to finish the show, but George works on his own schedule, which is the way any good writer should do it. He shouldn’t be beholden to a TV schedule to finish his novels, that would be completely artificial and would not serve him well. But we do have these actors and they’re getting older, and we have to finish.
He had some great stuff that he could share with us, like [Hodor’s death], but a lot of it, he wasn’t sure yet, because he was writing, and he discovers things by writing. For us as TV writer-producers, we have to be architects. Everything has to be planned out really far in advance. And for us, we can’t say we’re going to stop and figure things out for a couple years. We know we have to have a season every year, pretty much. We knew we were barreling towards an ending, because we knew from the start the show would run seven or eight years.
So it was after Robb died that they figured out the endgame.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Oh. End it as in they realized the endgame that they were shooting towards.

GRRM told them his endgame in that year and they decided what to jettison, what to keep, what to fill in and what to change after their big meeting.

Benioff and Martin talking about their 2013 meet up:




Last year where Benioff mentions the 2013 meeting:
Ah, I knew that this happened but I didn't know it was all the way back in 2013.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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"Who was the hardest to cast and who was the easiest to cast? “

David and Dan: Maisie Williams as Arya was the hardest to cast and Mark Addy as Robert Baratheon was the easiest to cast.” -

Benioff's favorite House is Stark and Weiss' favorite house is the one with the turtle sigil even though it's not in the show although he still identifies with it. (he means House Estermont)
So I see he’s a masochist.