The HBO fantasy series wraps its fourth season on Sunday night, and beyond that, the world of Westeros as told on television is quickly catching up with George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels. Only two more published books in the series exist, both of which could easily be combined over the next one and a half seasons — and with no publication date for the sixth novel, “The Winds of Winter,” in sight, it’s looking increasingly likely that “Thrones” will outpace “Ice and Fire.”
It comes as little surprise, then, that Martin wishes HBO would extend its episode order for each of the “Game of Thrones” seasons. As it stands, any given season of “Thrones” is comprised of only ten episodes, as opposed to the 12 or 13 given to other shows on HBO.