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Game of Thrones Spinoffs Will Have Big Budgets

March 13, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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HBO is planning to give big budgets to the upcoming spinoffs for Game of Thrones. During the INTV conference in Israel, HBO Senior VP of Drama Francesca Orsi spoke about the planned projects. She said the spinoffs will have budgets close to what the main series has. Here are highlights (via The Hollywood Reporter):

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

On the intention to continue the show’s universe: “It feels like corporate malfeasance to not continue it.”

On the table read for the last episodes: “A really powerful moment in our lives and our career. 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.”