Last night, millions of fans gathered together to watch the first episode of the final season of Game Of Thrones. For some the episode was a little slow, but it was filled with a ton of set up as we march towards the inevitable battle. One thing you can count on for sure is that you’ll get the ending of the TV series long before you’ll ever read the final Game Of Thrones novel from George RR Martin. So, now that the series is leading and the book is following, can we expect the two to be completely different or are they heading in the same direction? Based on a new interview with 60 Minutes, it looks like Martin is looking to keep the franchise as coherent as possible.

“I don’t think Dan and Dave’s ending is going to be that different from my ending because of the conversations we did have, but they may be on certain secondary characters, there may be differences. And yeah, some of the people will have that. There will be a debate, I’m sure. I think a lot of people who say, “Oh, Dan and Dave’s ending is better than the one George gave us, it’s a good thing they changed it.” And there will be alot of people who say, “No, Dan and Dave got it wrong, George’s ending is better,” and they will all fight on the internet. There will be debate, and that’s fine. The worst thing for any work of art, be it movie or art, is to be ignored.”