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Two new brief interviews have been published with George R.R. Martin regarding HBO’s Game of Thrones series, looking at his view on the show as an old hand at Hollywood television and as the creator of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series on which its based. The first of the two pieces came from the LA Times blog, Hero Complex, in which GRRM discusses his concern for how viewers will treat the second season after a major character leaves the show, drawing on experience on “Beauty and the Beast” where the controversial departure of Linda Hamilton mortally wounded the show.

The other article, posted today, is a brief interview with THR’s Live Feed blog. He notes that fantasy has been around for thousands of years, but it’s been treated as material exclusively for children in the modern era until relatively recently. Asked about how season 2 will compare to his novel, A Clash of Kings, he says:

They’re sticking fairly close. So far, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss seem very much committed to making my story in a different medium rather than making a different story, which I’m a little in favor of. (Laughs.)
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