Game Of Thrones Author George R. R. Martin Reveals His Least Favourite Scene Of The Series

The budget didn't stretch as far as he would have liked during this particular moment.

As the debate about the final season of Game Of Thrones continues to rumble on among fans even more than a year later, author George R. R. Martin has revealed his least favourite part of the show – and it’s not even from the finale.

The writer, who penned the original Game Of Thrones novels, revealed one particular moment from the very first season that he is not a fan of.

The scene in question sees King Robert Baratheon going hunting, where George apparently felt there was a distinct lack of extras.

George R. R. Martin
George R. R. Martin
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Speaking as part of a new behind-the-scenes book by James Hibberd, Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon, George said: “Where we really fell down in terms of budget was my least favourite scene in the entire show, in all eight seasons: King Robert goes hunting. Four guys walking on foot through the woods carrying spears and Robert is giving Renly shit.

“In the books, Robert goes off hunting, we get word that he was gored by a boar, and they bring him back and he dies. So I never did [a hunting scene]. But I knew what a royal hunting party was like.

“There would have been a hundred guys. There would have been pavilions. There would have been huntsmen. There would have been dogs. There would have been horns blowing – that’s how a king goes hunting!” George said. “He wouldn’t have just been walking through the woods with three of his friends holding spears hoping to meet a boar.

“But at that point, we couldn’t afford horses or dogs or pavilions.”

It was recently reported that casting for the Game Of Thrones prequel series, House Of The Dragon had begun.

The new show is based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, which tells the history of the Targaryens, and is set “a couple centuries” before Game Of Thrones, the author wrote on his Not A Blog in 2019.


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