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HBO Execs Tease Multiple Deaths in 'Game of Thrones' Final Season

HBO Execs Tease Multiple Deaths in 'Game of Thrones' Final Season

The final season of Game of Thrones will premiere on HBO in 2019.

"She admitted: "[The table read] was a really powerful moment in our lives and our career.

HBO drama chief Francesca Orsi says she is "embarrassed" for using the word "raped" to describe how she feels the broadcaster has been taken advantage over star costs for the second season of its breakoutBig Little Lies.

On the subject of the spinoffs (or "successor shows"), Orsi revealed that these shows have already been budgeted by the network. "It was incredible", 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.




"None of the cast had received the scripts prior, and one by one they started to fall down to their deaths", she said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Orsi said HBO is planning between three and five spinoffs, but that doesn't mean each spinoff will make it into the development phase. By the end, the last few words on the final script, the tears just started falling down. Game of Thrones alone was running with a $15 million dollar budget per episode last season, and this next season won't come cheap, with the duo alluding to the fact many characters will die.

In a wide-ranging discussion, Bloys also touched on competition with Netflix, noting that the streaming giant was "in the volume business", while HBO was "in the curation business".

As for Reese and Nicole, they're laughing all the way to to the bank. Orsi added that the flood of new series from Netflix was "absolutely diluting" the quality of shows on offer. With that said, the network is having to pay more of the going rate for some of these actors.


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