While the series will end with a six-episode season, HBO hopes to continue the magic with multiple spinoffs now in development.
There's still at least a year to go before Game of Thrones' final season but that hasn't stopped viewers and the HBO show's production team spilling all the gory details.
It's interesting to note that the cast members went into the table read blind, but it's definitely a move to keep what happens in the final episodes secret. A table read of the last few episodes with the show's cast, she said, "was a really powerful moment in our lives and our career".
"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. "Then there was applause that lasted 15 minutes". Orsi said. "We can't obviously start with the budget of season eight but would it be a Game of Thrones season three budget?" Orsi said the network was put in an especially tough spot following the surprise second season renewal of "Big Little Lies", which was originally conceived at HBO as a one-and-done "limited series".
Yes, Game to Thrones' Final Season Will Kill Multiple Characters
Competing networks are also forcing HBO into a tough spot to spend more. "If David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] had five shows with us, "Game of Thrones" wouldn't be "Game of Thrones", he said. Casey Bloys, the president of HBO's programming, announced Tuesday that the network was going forward with its version of the 2012 HOT series.
Bloys said Netflix's volume demands explained the company's recent mega-deals with Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rhimes.
She added: "It was incredible". To hear him tell it, many creators prefer HBO's model, because they know their work is going to get more attention.
"We want to get out", Cunningham continued. "And as me Da used to say, 'Jesus, it's a bit dragged out isn't it?', so we don't want to drag it out".More news: New Fantastic Beasts Trailer Conjures Up More… Fantastic Beasts
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