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George R.R. Martin Probably Didn't Approve of Jon Snow's Resurrection in 'Game of Thrones'

The author has reportedly disagreed with parts of the HBO show's story.

George R.R. Martin Probably Didn't Approve of Jon Snow's Resurrection in 'Game of Thrones'
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Book to TV adaptations are always a struggle, but when it comes to stories as popular as Game of Thrones, every decision is life-changing.

Life. Changing.

George R.R. Martin Probably Didn't Approve of Jon Snow's Resurrection in 'Game of Thrones'
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So when shows make a massive leap away from an original storyline, it's fair that authors behind those storylines sometimes take issue.

According to Game of Thrones show-runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, tensions never got that high while writing GoT season 6, but there were disagreements; season 6 was the first without a completed novel to guide the HBO series.

According to Sunday Express, when asked directly if A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin was on board with the resurrection of Jon Snow, the producers avoided the question:

"We don't know how to give an answer without spoiling something for the books. The books and the series are so different now that I don't want to say anything that might give away something that he's going to do."

Weiss and Benioff at the the 16th Annual AFI Awards.
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Though they did say Martin's background in television helped to smooth the process:

"A lot of authors who have their work adapted have never been part of an adaptation process before and they get really precious about every last thing. Not to say that George has agreed with everything we've done, but by and large, on the grander scale, he gets what you need to do to adapt something and he's a grown-up and a gentleman about it."

George R.R. Martin Probably Didn't Approve of Jon Snow's Resurrection in 'Game of Thrones'
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On the bright side, the series won't entirely diverge from the plot of the books. Benioff and Weiss say they have consulted with Martin about his plans for the story's conclusion.

Now if only winter would come...

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