'Game of Thrones'
David Benioff (L) and Dan Weiss, creators and executive producers, arrive for the season premiere of HBO's "Game of Thrones" in San Francisco, California March 23, 2015. Reuters/Robert Galbraith

For the first time, “Game of Thrones” will be heading into the next season with events that are set to be featured in “Winds of Winter,” But, the producers revealed in a recent interview that the show will not contain any major spoilers from the books.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Executive Producer David Benioff said that the idea about the show spoiling the books is simply “not true.” “So much of what we’re doing diverges from the books at this point,” the producer said. Certain “key elements,” however, will remain the same in both the books and the TV series, the producer teased.

Benioff did not say much about what aspects will remain the same and how the show will diverge from the books. He pointed out that even the author of the book series George R.R. Martin has been silent on the issue.

Some of the characters who are alive in “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series have died in the TV series. The author has repeatedly confirmed that just because a character is dead in the TV series, it doesn’t mean that the character will meet the same fate in “Winds of Winter.”

Benioff, who already knows the arc of the book series, said that fans who read the future books in the series after watching the TV series will be “surprised.” “They’re quite divergent in so many respects for the remainder of the show,” he said.

Co-executive Producer D. B. Weiss said that when they realised that they were going to outpace the book series, they chose to see it as a positive for not just the fans of the “Game of Thrones” TV series, but also the fans who are eagerly waiting for “Winds of Winter.” With the divergence in the TV series, the fans can now enjoy two versions of the popular storyline, the producer explained.