George RR Martin
Writer George R. R. Martin attends the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images/Rich Polk

While some storylines of “Winds of Winter” have already been revealed by “Game of Thrones” TV series, there is still much to be explored in the book. In a recent interview, George RR Martin talked about one major character in the upcoming book who is missing from the TV series.

Lady Stoneheart is a major character in “A Song of Ice and Fire,” but the TV series skipped this storyline. In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Martin said that Lady Stoneheart is one of the characters that he wished was on the show.

Martin was quick to add that each of his books is so voluminous that it would probably take eight years to just complete the first season. He explained that a TV adaptation of a novel means that there will be some parts that will be cut.

Martin confirmed that Lady Stoneheart, while she doesn’t appear in the TV series, plays an important role in “Winds of Winter.” The author didn’t tease any more details about the plot or the storylines in the upcoming book.

For some time now, the producers of the TV series and Martin himself have said that the books and the show are heading towards the same ending, even though they are taking different routes to get there. When asked whether the books will have the same ending as the show in the recent interview, Martin said that the fans will have to wait and see, suggesting that he may now be planning a different ending for the books.

Martin confirmed that the writing of “Winds of Winter” has been going well. The author may be busy writing, but he also takes some time off to relax. He recently shared a throwback picture of his cat to celebrate the National Pet Day. The author said that he missed his cat.

The celebrity author is also known for his April fool’s day pranks. His most recent prank involved a “leaked” footage that showed a new TV series based on his “Wild Cards” books is actually a soap opera. The author confirmed on his blog that the video was just a prank.

As far as “Winds of Winter” is concerned, Martin doesn’t have a release date to share with the fans. He said that he has given up on giving dates because every time he misses a date people get mad. The author said that the book will be done when it will be done.