Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Game of Thrones' deadly finale teased by HBO execs

Game of Thrones' deadly finale teased by HBO execs

"There is a conundrum if we do take off on one of these Game of Thrones spin-offs, where do we start?"

Orsi teased the upcoming final run of GoT, saying that the cast table read of the last episodes "was a really powerful moment in our lives and our career".

The eighth and highly-anticipated final season of Game of Thrones is due to be released in 2019 and HBO executives have promised fans it will not disappoint.

On the subject of the spinoffs (or "successor shows"), Orsi revealed that these shows have already been budgeted by the network. Orsi said. "We can't obviously start with the budget of season eight but would it be a Game of Thrones season three budget?" "We are going big", Orsi said.

"We've closed deals for four very talented writers to each explore different time periods of George R.R. Martin's vast and rich universe", an HBO representative told Polygon at the time.

It's doubtful that we're going to see an much more dialogue moving forward regarding the Big Little Lies cast salaries - we really shouldn't.

Orsi said at the end of a read of the final six scripts everyone stood up and applauded for 15 to 20 minutes.

She said it would feel like "corporate malfeasance" for HBO to ignore Game of Thrones' spin-off potential, given the show's global audience.

She added that everyone stood for over 15 minutes and applauded-"It was wonderful".

Programming president Casey Bloys added, "As a show goes on they get more expensive and as shows get more ambitious they will get more expensive". She admitted, however, that the choice to continue required major renegotiation with the show's cast, which includes that the transition from a one-season effort to a second season was a financial hurdle, requiring huge renegotiations with the cast, which includes Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman.

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