Game of Thrones Spinoffs Will Have Big Budgets

Game of Thrones Spinoffs Will Have Big Budgets

And the budgets for those spinoffs are going to be big, but not quite undead-Polar Bear big.

"None of the cast had received the scripts prior", Orsi said (via TV Line), "and one by one they started falling down to their deaths".

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

Every news piece I write about Game of Thrones just reminds me of how much longer we all have to wait for what should be an epic final season.

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"From a budget standpoint going into season two of "Big Little Lies" without any options in place we've been... um... short of raped", she said, according to Deadline.

She said: "It feels like corporate malfeasance to not continue it". The surprise second season renewal of Big Little Lies reportedly came with a significant bump in salary for stars Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, who as THR reports, were able to negotiate significant raises (along with the rest of the women in the cast) based on competing salaries handed out by rival networks. Variety is reporting that Francesca Orsi, senior vice president at HBO, recounted the table readings for the final few episodes. HBO now has five potential spinoff ideas in development.

Orsi also touched upon the Game of Thrones spin-offs (or "successor shows") which many fans hope will fill the Westeros-sized hole in their lives once the main series wraps up in 2019.

"$50 million (per season) would never fly for what we are trying to do", she declared. Throughout the show's run, the theme of "All Men Must Die" has been a constant, so we all know the final season will likely be full of many deaths. Orsi said. "We can't obviously start with the budget of season 8 but would it be a "Game of Thrones" season three budget?"

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