HBO exec apologizes over Big Little Lies season 2 salary comments

  • HBO exec apologizes over Big Little Lies season 2 salary comments

HBO exec apologizes over Big Little Lies season 2 salary comments

Arguably, Game of Thrones is well-known for killing off characters fans love and don't expect to die, but the show is also good at killing characters you deeply loath (its an acceptable trade) so while we could lose a Stark sister or a Jorah Mormont, they may also finally do away with a Varys or a Melisandre.

HBO drama chief Francesca Orsi and programming president Casey Bloys got brutally honesty during an INTV panel in Jerusalem, Israel (via Deadline) in which they expressed some worry over the network's skyrocketing budget.

Again, this is not really a spoiler given how the show has killed people off that many of us thought would be safe. But Orsi said there were tears after the final six scripts were read.

Every news piece I write about Game of Thrones just reminds me of how much longer we all have to wait for what should be an epic final season. Max Borenstein (Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island), Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass and Kingsman), Brian Helgeland (L.A Confidential, A Knight's Tale), Carly Wray (Mad Man), and Bryan Cogman have been tapped to develop the prequels/spin-offs (the network prefers to refer to them as "successor shows"), and they're all working individually with A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin.

The final season of Game of Thrones is now in production, which means that the spoilers will flow like the blood of your enemies soon enough.

Game of Thrones is HBO's most popular series ever by a wide margin.

"From a budget standpoint going into season two of Big Little Lies without any options in place we've been... um... short of raped", she said.

She said that at the table read of the final script, everyone stood up and applauded for 15 minutes.

Orsi said HBO is planning between three and five spinoffs, but that doesn't mean each spinoff will make it into the development phase.

"It was unbelievable", she said.

But before we get to these side-quests, which will arrive at least one year after the conclusion of Game of Thrones, we need to finish up the original series.