The long-held fear of Game Of Thrones fans has been that author George R. R. Martin will either die before finishing the planned seven book series or the HBO series will catch up to the books before the final novels are finished. Now HBO is having those fears too.

During this week’s TCA panel, show executives Richard Plepler and Michael Lombardo addressed the issue of Georgie Need Writey. "Our line to George was 'keep writing,'" says Plepler.

For now we can count on HBO to continue splitting the books across multiple seasons but if the pace doesn't pick up this is what we can look forward to seeing in future episodes.