Friend had this idea: After this season of GoT, HBO could take a year off from the series and let the actors go do some other things for a year while they're hot commodities. Give GRRM extra time to do the next ASOIAF novel. I wasn't sure at first, but with HBO recently suggesting the show would last longer than originally intended, it started to make sense to me. Maybe they could do something like start 2017's season in the winter rather than spring (AKA push it back 6 months). Thoughts?