Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss have opened up about their decision to quit Lady Stoneheart from the HBO series. Entertainment Weekly reports that Benioff and Weiss shared the reasons for the series’ fan favorite character’s absence in the upcoming book Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon, a definitive oral history of the hit series that answers some of the biggest questions from George RR fans Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire saga was all about the small screen adaptation.
While the Game of Thrones duo claimed that there had never really been “much debate” about whether to include Lady Stoneheart, they both shared very definitive reasons for their exclusion from the series. , as they admitted that their insider knowledge of the pre-planned storylines played a role in their decision to remove the character from the series. Part of the reason we didn’t want to introduce it had to do with things coming up in George’s books that we don’t want to spoil. [by discussing them]“Explained Benioff, without disclosing any details about the events that may have interrupted his appearance.As for the storylines, Benioff and Weiss discussed how the upcoming events in the series’ scripts also impact the direction to take with the individual characters, as they had already established in advance what was going on. in subsequent seasons and wanted to make sure other events didn’t weaken future storylines.
“We knew Jon Snow’s resurrection was imminent,” Benioff said, speaking of the show’s various character arcs. “Too many resurrections start to diminish the impact of character deaths. We wanted to keep our powder dry for this. “
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In their latest reason to omit Lady Stoneheart, the Game of Thrones showrunners referenced the traumatic Red Wedding scene, explaining how the moments that unfolded in that episode provided the most powerful ending for Catelyn, so “Bringing her back as the silent zombie felt diminishing returns. ”
Of course, fans of the books expected to see the character appear in the Game of Thrones Season 4 finale, but instead, the top-rated episode delivered a ton of other violent twists. For more on the series’ Dragons, Dueling, and Dads, take a look at the 11 best moments from Season 4, or watch our five-minute recap of all the action.
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