Game of Thrones Spinoffs Will Have Big Budgets


As Deadline reported earlier, speaking at the Keshet-organized conference INTV in Jerusalem, Orsi admitted that HBO had been in a tough situation after the Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman-fronted limited series drama was picked up for a second season.

"None of the cast had received the scripts prior, and one by one they started to fall down to their deaths". "We are going big", Orsi said. "For instance, the network has definitely budgeted these spinoffs at and beyond the scope of the original's first few seasons - there's just too much expectation now, with Orsi noting that "$50 million [per season] would never fly for what we are trying to do.

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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"As a show goes on they get more expensive and as shows get more ambitious they will get more expensive", Bloys explained.

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She added: "It feels like corporate malfeasance to not continue [Game of Thrones]".

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

The executives also discussed competing with Netflix and its unrivaled spending. However, with only six episodes left of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss' series, HBO is branching out with five potential spin-off shows to keep the Game of Thrones legacy alive.

Producers and executives have been notoriously tight-lipped about Game of Thrones since the show's inception, but a particularly fiery panel discussion seems to have hinted at some major spoilers for the show's finale.