I'm starting to have some concern about two of my favorite current Television shows Their television universes are catching up fast with their source material.
In the case of [Game of Thrones](movie:817617), we are one season away from being to the end of the available source material. Since season 5 will be focused on the end of book 4 and book 5, we can assume season 6 will be book 6. What happens when season 6 is ready to shoot, yet we are the book isn't finished? Who will make up the stories? Not George RR. In an interview with Vanity Fair magazine, where George R.R. Martin was asked point-blank whether the show is catching up to his books. “They are. Yes,” he says. “It’s alarming.”
[The Walking Dead](series:201193) is in a slightly different position. Since it only relies on the comics for story signposts, it has the option to add new ideas to stretch out the story. For those who are current with the comics, you know quite a bit of time has passed. But as a hypothetical question, if the show DOES catch up, will they start employing the comic writers? Or have them work in conjunction with the show writers?
How much will the quality of our stories change with the immediacy of having to write them on the fly? Just curious about other thoughts on this subject..