It all started from a misunderstanding, then led to a game of telephone, based on director Jack Bender's Reddit AMA. He's one of the directors helming episodes for Season 6, and as WinterIsComing relayed, he had this exchange during his AMA:
Yes! It sounded promising, but apparently it was too good to be true. That convo started to spread as a hint to "Winds of Winter" being done and making its rounds to The Powers That Be for use in the HBO show's Season 6 and -- fans hoped -- published soon for the rest of us. However, cold water was splashed on the idea by Elio García and Linda Antonsson, who co-wrote "The World of Ice and Fire" along with GRRM.
Q: "Were you able to read an advance copy of Book 6 of Game of Thrones to prepare for directing next season's episodes?"
Here are their tweets, referencing GoT showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss as "D&D":
Sad trombone. Meanwhile, the highest authority is GRRM himself, and his latest tweet does not address the speculation, it's just a look at his own fine self:
Told on very high authority that the last substantial draft manuscript shown to D&D is our own The World of Ice and Fire. #GameOfThrones— Elio & Linda (@westerosorg) July 1, 2015
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