George R. R. Martin Allegedly Wanted HBO To Do 10 Seasons Of ‘Game Of Thrones’

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George R. R. Martin reportedly wanted HBO to do a couple more seasons of “Game of Thrones.”

The hit series ran for eight seasons on the network, and it was without a doubt the most popular show on TV during its incredible run. (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters)

However, it all came crashing down after season eight, but Martin allegedly wanted it to continue.

“George would fly to New York to have lunch with [former HBO executive Richard] Plepler, to beg him to do ten seasons of ten episodes because there was enough material for it and to tell him it would be a more satisfying and more entertaining experience,” Martin’s agent Paul Haas said for the book “Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers” by the journalist James Andrew Miller,” according to Insider.

Honestly, do I think fans everywhere would have been a lot happier with 10 seasons of the hit show? Obviously.

That’s the most obvious answer in the history of obvious answers. If we strung it out to ten seasons, “Game of Thrones” probably could have avoided the incredibly disappointing and lackluster ending.

Having said all of that, you know what I’m really starting to get tired of? I’m getting tired of these apparent attempts to play Monday morning quarterback years after “GoT” went off the air.

If Martin had so many issues with how HBO was handling “Game of Thrones,” why didn’t he say it years ago? At the very least, it would have braced fans for the terrible ending.

Instead, he didn’t sound the alarm and here we are.

Coming out with all this criticism years later means nothing to fans who invested years into the show. Trust me, it doesn’t numb the pain at all.