Update: We’ve now learned that Deadline’s report is incorrect. When HBO president Casey Bloys was asked if he scrapped the other Game of Thrones spin-off projects entirely or if he might go back to them at some point, Bloys said “a combination,” implying that they were not all dead for good. Our original article can be read below.
The night is dark and full of cancellations.
At a Television Critics Association panel this morning, HBO announced that the premium cable channel will not move forward with four out of the five Game of Thrones spin-off shows that it previously had in development. Only one remains, and production on that is aiming to begin next year as the mothership series comes to an end after eight seasons. Read More »
Each episode of the upcoming eighth and final season of HBO’s smash hit fantasy series Game of Thrones reportedly cost $15 million, making it the most expensive prestige drama of all time. But what will the network do after the show ends? We already knew they had a bunch of potential Game of Thrones spin-off shows in development, so will they be tightening the purse strings for those shows when they first launch? Not a chance.
Oh, and an HBO exec has teased that all of your favorite characters may die in Game of Thrones season 8. As if you weren’t already preparing for that eventuality.
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When it comes to Game of Thrones prequels, “everything is on the table” at the moment. When asked if one could be a limited series, that was HBO programming president Casey Bloys‘ response – if a great idea would work as a limited series, they’ll make a limited series. Of course, HBO is hoping to make a prequel that’ll last more than a season. Right now, their primary focus is season 7 and 8 of Game of Thrones, but Bloys cleared the air a little on the prequels. He also shed some light on the eighth and final season of the hit series, which is supposedly so large in scope it might take well over a year to produce and may not air until 2019.
Below, learn more about the Game of Thrones prequel plans.
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