Anyone who has been watching HBO’s Game of Thrones should know the show is in a bit of a conundrum. The fantasy series is based on a set of novels written by George R. R. Martin, and the next entry in the Song of Ice and Fire series isn’t due to hit shelves until at least 2016. With that in mind, Game of Thrones is rapidly catching up to the books that spawned it, and recently Game of Thrones executive producer David Benioff admitted the show will eventually spoil the ending of the books.
Speaking at the Oxford Union, Benioff admitted that his team was stuck “between a rock and a hard place.” While no one actively wants to spoil the A Song of Ice and Fire ending for readers, the show is rapidly moving forward whereas the novels are not. Here’s what Benioff had to say.