In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, George R.R. Martin was asked which characters from the books would have made the cut and been put in Game of Thrones. As anyone who has read the series, A Song of Ice and Fire, knows the cast of characters is monstrous. George even commented on this while speaking with Entertainment Weekly, saying: "My books have a cast of thousands, so for practical reasons they’ve had to cut or combine many characters."
For the list of characters George wishes were in the show continue reading, of course spoilers for those of you who have not read the series.
Who was part of Dany’s entourage, I understand why he was cut, but I kind of miss him.
She’s a minor character in the first book, then vanishes and then—boom—there she is in the fifth book in a major way
Willas Tyrell and Garlan Tyrell
And in the Tyrell family, Loras is not the eldest son in the books. There are two older brothers, Willas and Garlan. I didn’t just put them in for hoots and giggles, they have roles to play in the last two books, and they don’t exist in the show. I’ve said from the start I wish we had more hours, but showrunners [David Benioff and Dan Weiss] work 24/7, 12 months a year.
Lady Stoneheart does have a role in the books. Whether it’s sufficient or interesting enough… I think it is, or I wouldn’t have put her in. One of the things I wanted to show with her is that the death she suffered changes you.
Lady Stoneheart is not Cateyln. I’ve tried to set it up beforehand with Beric Dondarrion and his repeated [resurrections]. There’s a brief appearance by Beric in Book One and he rides into the city and he’s this flamboyant Southern knight. That’s not that man we meet later on.
Now I ask you, which characters do you wish the show would have included from the series? And to keep it interesting, pick characters that George hasn't mentioned above - of course I'd love to hear your comments on the five characters George did pick.