HBO Exec Discusses The Final Season Of ‘Game Of Thrones’ & Budgeting The Spinoffs

Game of Thrones HBO Emilia Clarke Kit HarringtonAs HBO’s Game of Thrones prepares to wrap up its historic eight-year run, the network is looking to continue telling more stories set in Westeros, with multiple spinoffs already in development. During a “Best of HBO” panel at the INTV conference in Israel, HBO executive Francesca Orsi teased what’s in store for Game of Thrones fans in the years to come.

On the subject of the spinoffs (or “successor shows”), Orsi revealed that these shows have already been budgeted by the network. From the sound of things, the scope of these shows might even rival that of the original series.

“$50 million (per season) would never fly for what we are trying to do. We are going big.”

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. It was at this moment when the cast sat together and finally discovered where their characters would end up.

“[It] was a really powerful moment in our lives and our careers. None of the cast had received the scripts prior, and one by one they started to fall down to their deaths. By the end, the last few words on the final script, the tears just started falling down. Then there was applause that lasted 15 minutes.”

Are you excited about the final season of Game of Thrones and the multiple successor shows that will come after? Let us know what you think down in the comments section below!

Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Hannah Murray as Gilly.

The final season of Game of Thrones will premiere on HBO in 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more news as it becomes available!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

10 Potential Directors For The New ‘Star Wars’ Films From David Benioff & D.B. Weiss

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Star Wars Disney LucasfilmStar Wars has been in the news quite a bit lately. Star Wars: The Last Jedi was the biggest (and most divisive) film of the year. Solo: A Star Wars Story finally released a trailer that lit up social media. Now, Lucasfilm has announced that Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have signed on to write and produce a new series of Star Wars films, separate from the already confirmed trilogy from The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and the Skywalker Saga.

Little is known about these projects at this point. Will these films follow an original storyline or will they draw from the original expanded universe material (possibly a Knights of the Old Republic adaptation?) yet that does not mean that it is too early to be looking at potential directors. Star Wars, being one of the biggest film franchises in the world, is something that most directors would leap at. Which directors though would best with the creative minds of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss? What visions would enhance their world or even by contrast compliment their style?

These ten directors should be just some of the few that Disney and Lucasfilm should consider for these new Star Wars films from Benioff and Weiss. Hit Next to get started!

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