‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff had a difficult task ahead of them after the end of the fifth season – invent new plots without the carefully crafted and detailed guide of George R.R Martin’s books. Unfortunately, this led to a season finale that left much to be desired, but the author revealed his ending in his much anticipated next novel would differ from the show.
So if Weiss and Benioff didn’t have the books to rely on for inspiration then how did they come up with seasons 6 – 8? One Twitter user posted a thread that compares GOT with the beloved animated classic Shrek – and the similarities are almost too coincidental.
Someone on Twitter just pointed out that ‘Game of Thrones’ is a live action version of ‘Shrek’ and the internet is losing its mind
Other fans joined the thread with even more plot similarities