Here’s the original 3-page outline George R.R. Martin wrote for ‘Game of Thrones’ in 1993


WARNING: Possible spoilers for the “Game of Thrones” series.

There are currently five “Game of Thrones” books with a few more in the works. However, author George R.R. Martin’s original plan was for the series to be a trilogy.

Redditor TheNextRobin noticed a tweet from UK bookseller Waterstones which contained three photos of a 1993 letter Martin wrote outlining the entire series. The tweet has since been deleted, but not before the images made it to the Internet.

Variety first picked up on the Reddit post in 2015.

While the letters detail many differences that never ended up occurring in the books and show. The biggest real is the five characters who survive at the end of the entire book series.

Of course, this could have changed by now, but back in ’93 Martin listed Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark, Jon Snow, Bran Stark, and Tyrion Lannister as surviving “Game of Thrones.”

Here are the letters below.

So you don’t need to squint, I’ve included a typed out transcript of the three letters. There are some omissions because of giant glare marks on the letters. One of the last paragraphs is also blacked out. There are big spoilers below for those who haven’t read the books or watched the shows.

First, the images:

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