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HBO is throwing everything into Game of Thrones spinoffs

13 March 2018

Orsi also touched upon the Game of Thrones spin-offs (or "successor shows") which many fans hope will fill the Westeros-sized hole in their lives once the main series wraps up in 2019. Casey Bloys, the president of HBO's programming, announced Tuesday that the network was going forward with its version of the 2012 HOT series.

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"$50 million (per season) would never fly for what we are trying to do". The Ringer's Alison Herman described GoT as "the very last piece of the TV monoculture".

Such ambitious goals can sometimes reek of corporate greed rather than malfeasance, but in this instance, HBO has tasked some interesting creatives with jumping into the world of Ice and Fire.

Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island), Jane Goldman (X-Men: First Class), Brian Helgeland (A Knight's Tale) and Carly Wray (Mad Men) are all working on individual spinoffs.

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There are now five Thrones prequels (HBO prefers you call them "successor shows") in development. "Amazon is not paying for the travel, which is somewhat of a disgrace and they need to know that and others don't want to get lost in Netflix".

Back in season one, before it became a record-breaking hit, the average episode of Game of Thrones cost $6 million.

Orsi went on to say that after the reading of the final sex scripts, the cast stood up and applauded for 15 to 20 minutes.

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She continued, "None of the cast had received the scripts prior, and one by one they started to fall down to their deaths". But Orsi said there were tears after the final six scripts were read.

HBO is throwing everything into Game of Thrones spinoffs