Game Of Thrones Showrunners On Why Certain Characters From The Books Are Missing

March 25, 2015 6:18 PM

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Game Of Thrones Showrunners On Why Certain Characters From The Books Are Missing

Fans of Game of Thrones and its source material, George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, know that certain character from the book series have been conspicuously absent from HBO’s adaptation, including Lady Stoneheart, Coldhands, and Strong Belwas. Tired of asking myriad questions about each individual character, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are finally offering a kind of blanket explanation.

“We reached that point that commenting individually on what is or is not in the show from the books is a prospect of diminishing returns,” Weiss told EW. “Early on in the process, it was something we talked about a fair amount. [The change of strategy is] not out of any disrespect; the fact that peo...

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