'Winds of Winter' delay gets Conan O'Brien to 'hack' into George R.R. Martin's security cameras in comedy video

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Author George R.R. Martin
George R.R. Martin, author of the "Song of Ice and Fire" fantasy series that is the basis of the television series "Game of Thrones", pauses during his masterclass at the Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) in Neuchatel July 10, 2014. Reuters/Denis Balibouse

A delay in release of “Winds of Winter,” the next book from “A Song of Ice and Fire” series by George R.R. Martin, has prompted Conan O’Brien to mock the celebrity author for the delay. A new video shows how O’Brien “hacked” into Martin’s security cameras to “spy” on the author.

A video posted on the YouTube channel of Los Siete Reinos, shows O’Brien complaining about the book not being released before “Game of Thrones” Season 6. The concerned anchor said that he “hacked “ into Martin’s security camera and was now willing to show the audience what the author has been doing all this while.

The comedy video shows an actor dressed like Martin and the video pokes fun at the author for the delay in releasing the book. The video shows the author doing all kinds of things, except writing the book.

The footage shows Martin in the kitchen. From the back, it appears as though the author is cutting something, but it is later revealed that the actor who plays Martin is playing with a knife.

Instead of finishing “Winds of Winter,” Martin is shown to be going to a mattress shop, beating open a piñata at a kid’s party and having fun driving around the streets with his friends.

This is not the first time that O’Brien has poked fun at Martin for the delay in releasing the book. Another video posted on Los Siete Reinos shows an actor playing Martin having fun at a house and outdoors. The video was apparently released in the summer.

The delay in the release in “Winds of Winter” means that for the first time even the readers of the book series are in the dark about what happens next in “Game of Thrones” Season 6. The fate of several key characters hangs in the balance and fans especially want to know the fate of Jon Snow (Kit Harington).

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