HBO Exec Apologizes For Jokey Rape Comment About Drama Addressing Rape

HBO Exec Apologizes For Jokey Rape Comment About Drama Addressing Rape

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. A cryptic comment from HBO's Senior VP of drama Francesca Orsi has us extremely anxious about the fate of our favourite characters. Since then, the world of Westeros has overtaken the fame of George R.R. Martin's books to become one of the biggest shows on network television.

Orsi said at the end of a read of the final six scripts everyone stood up and applauded for 15 to 20 minutes.

HBO senior VP of drama Francesca Orsi revealed that the spinoff shows are being granted hefty budgets greater than what Game of Thrones had to work with in its early days.

As expected, secrecy has been airtight for the filming of the final season of Game of Thrones.

On the intention to continue the show's universe: "It feels like corporate malfeasance to not continue it".

Game of Thrones has been killing off characters with increasing regularity as it barrels toward its conclusion, so it's not remotely surprising to hear it'll keep up that pace in the final season. "We are going big", Orsi said, according to THR. While I don't think they will do it, it is possible that Benioff and Weiss could, kill everyone, it would certainly be a fitting end to the series.

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. Orsi also teased that these spin-offs are going to be of the grandeur that Thrones fans have come to expect, and will demand budgets lower than the Game of Thrones Season 8 budget, but higher than the $50 million HBO spent on Season 3. She mentioned that "None of the cast had received the scripts prior, and one by one they started falling down to their deaths".

"It was incredible", she said.

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