George RR Martin scorns 'absurd' claims he's finished writing Game of Thrones
Actor Ian McElhinney, who played Ser Barristan Selmy in HBO’s adaptation, claimed last month that the author had ‘struck an agreement’ with the TV channel
George RR Martin has rebuffed the rumour that he has secretly finished the final two books in his Song of Ice and Fire series, after a Game of Thrones actor made the claim last month.
Speculation began spreading online after actor Ian McElhinney, who played Ser Barristan Selmy in the HBO adaptation, made the claim on 29 April at a fan convention in Russia. “George has already written books six and seven … but he struck an agreement with David and Dan, the showrunners, that he would not publish the final two books until the series has completed,” he told the audience at EPIC Con 2019.