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October 28, 2019 at 9:27 pm #1203156871
They cited their deal with Netflix as the reason but I have a feeling this was a mutual decision.October 28, 2019 at 9:35 pm #1203156881
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I’m glad. D&D are not capable writers. And Star Wars has been screwed enough as it is.October 28, 2019 at 9:39 pm #1203156891
It had to be a business decision on Disney’s behalf. It wouldn’t be wise to keep them on board after Season 8 of Game of Thrones.October 28, 2019 at 9:51 pm #1203156897
I knew that Kennedy and Disney were going to end up doing this. My inner-nerd is slightly peaking out but if their trilogy was per say KOTOR, the adaption of it by them into a trilogy would’ve made me extremely worried (albeit, they probably would’ve hit the violence of that series on the spot though). I still think it’s absolutely ridiculous that Netflix is going to pay them nine figures.
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Also got banned because...reasons? So, I guess ciao.October 28, 2019 at 9:58 pm #1203156906
This departure is definitely a good thing. I don’t know if I trust them anymore unless they are adapting material or writing a non-rushed episodic series. I hope they develop a series on Netflix, a long one, not films. They have proven themselves to be competent writers when they don’t rush (season 6 was 98% off book and their novels are fantastic), so I just don’t think film writing is their forte.October 28, 2019 at 10:05 pm #1203156911
I agree. They’re very good when it comes to adapting material. Seasons 1-4 of GOT were very well-written. Seasons 5-6 were also not bad. Producers / executives just need to keep D&D’s creative limits in mind when hiring them, ESPECIALLY when big fandoms are involved like Star Wars.October 29, 2019 at 3:54 am #1203157048
They finally spoke about their obvious incompetence at a panel, their revelations are SHOCKING: https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/a29608442/benioff-weiss-game-of-thrones-showrunners-writers-panel-austin-film-festival/
I want to see how their fans here are going to defend them from now on….October 29, 2019 at 4:21 am #1203157073
They finally spoke about their obvious incompetence at a panel, their revelations are SHOCKING: https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/a29608442/benioff-weiss-game-of-thrones-showrunners-writers-panel-austin-film-festival/ I want to see how their fans here are going to defend them from now on….
That was.. frustrating to read. It really makes you wonder how GOT would have turned out had it been assigned to more competent writers. To be honest, I never picked up on those writing mistakes from the first season.. which I thought was very good albeit a bit too slow-paced for my liking.
Anyway, I wish D&D or that article had talked more about Season 8, as that, and Season 7, were arguably the seasons which showcased D&D’s writing incompetencies the most. Given how they had very little material to adapt from that point onwards, this is not surprising. The success of GOT’s first half really did rely mostly on George R. R. Martin’s creativity. Looking back, even the greatest moment (IMO) of Season 6, Hodor’s origin story, was actually Martin’s idea, which had been keeping for over a decade, and not D&D’s.
I think the destruction of the Sept of Baelor was also a great moment in Season 6 that was probably D&D’s idea. However, upon reflection, it feels like a very short-sighted writing decision, given how sparse the plot in Season 7 and Season 8 turned out to be. Looking back, I can’t help but think it was just an idea to kill off several characters and achieve a quicker conclusion to the story.October 29, 2019 at 5:20 am #1203157127
This is appalling
Two months before the pilot was to air, the episodes were averaging 39 minutes and HBO made then write and film 100 minutes of scenes to meet their contractual obligations. For example, they added a scene with Robert and Cersei – and realized that there was no scene with them.October 29, 2019 at 5:57 am #1203157169This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.October 29, 2019 at 7:26 am #1203157295
I just want to seperate these two from game of thrones in my mind. I don’t want to think of game of thrones and think about these people anymore. I didn’t hate the last season but for them to say these stupid stuff. Just go away. I hoped they would apologize or something but they are just arrogant about itOctober 29, 2019 at 9:12 am #1203157473
I am just glad that their defenders will be gone forever now…
The success of GOT’s first half really did rely mostly on George R. R. Martin’s creativity.
That and the actors, they said it themselves, the actors helped them understand the characters…. A 12 years old Maisie Williams was able to understand Arya better than they were…
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