Game of Thrones' deadly finale teased by HBO execs

Angelo Anderson
March 13, 2018

"For instance, the network has definitely budgeted these spinoffs at and beyond the scope of the original's first few seasons - there's just too much expectation now, with Orsi noting that "$50 million [per season] would never fly for what we are trying to do. That curation is more valuable now than it was five years ago as we doubled the amount of scripted series, knowing you're going to a place where you're going to have a proper launch and attention paid to your show is more valuable as we get deeper into this world.

Orsi, however, did admit that HBO is facing a budget conundrum.

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. "We are going big".

Both "Game of Thrones" and "Big Little Lies" are expected to return to HBO with new episodes in 2019.

No expense will be spared for the "three, four, five spin-offs", created by writers including Max Borenstein, Jane Goldman, Brian Helgeland and Carly Wray, according to Orsi.

"None of the cast had received the scripts prior, and one by one they started to fall down to their deaths", Orsi said.

Also, for some reason, that quote above is leading some publications to write headlines saying a bunch of characters die in the show's finale, which is, obviously, not what she said ... though, naturally, might still happen.

Speaking at the INTV conference in Israel Tuesday, the U.S. network's senior vice-president of drama described the moment the cast read their scripts for the show's final episode for the first time.

As for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, which is set to premiere in early 2019, Orsi brought up the emotional table read for the final episode.

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