Fans of the hugely popular “A Song of Ice and Fire” series have exciting news coming their way! George R.R. Martin recently piqued the interest of staunch loyalists by dropping major hints about an insanely surprising twist in the final two books of the "Game of Thrones" TV show that concluded in 2019.

Unsurprisingly, the revelation led to a frenzy. Fans did everything in their capacity to gather more details, which ranged from calling HBO up to urging Martin for updates on the unfinished books at every opportunity.

In an interview with WTTW Chicago, GRRM suggested that the unfinished “The Winds of Winter” and untitled final book are likely to go in a “somewhat different [direction]” as compared to the TV show. 

According to Fansided, the 72-year-old writer attributed the show’s ending to his writer’s block, and wished that he’d stay ahead of the books. “My biggest issue there was when they began the series, I had four books already in print, and the fifth one came out just as the series was starting in 2011. I had a five-book head-start, and these are gigantic books, as you know; I never thought they would catch up with me, but they did,” said the author.

The novelist is now back from a break.

The "GOT" creator added that the gap to keep up felt overwhelming, as the show was branching out in unexpected ways. He detailed that the book was still a work in progress, but promised not to leave fans disappointed when he was done.  

While a surprise twist isn’t a really terrible idea, the big reveal opens up another (potential) bummer: the waiting game for fans is likely to continue longer. Martin is yet to get into the specifics as far as providing an update is concerned.

The screenwriter's ambiguity as far as mentioning a finishing date is concerned, largely stems from the fact that he has been needlessly pressurized every time he’s made a prediction on the same and failed to stick by it. GRRM however assured fans that “he was hopeful” this time around.

George R. R. Martin George R. R. Martin poses with award for Outstanding Drama Series in the press room during the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage