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HBO Execs Tease Multiple Deaths in 'Game of Thrones' Final Season

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HBO Execs Tease Multiple Deaths in 'Game of Thrones' Final Season

A table read of the last few episodes with the show's cast, she said, "was a really powerful moment in our lives and our career".

Francesca Orsi, one of HBO's two co-heads of drama series, caught heat for using the term "rape" when talking about the cost HBO has paid in order to move forward with a second season of its star-studded drama, "Big Little Lies". "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 said. "We can't obviously start with the budget of season 8 but would it be a Game of Thrones season three budget?"

She added that everyone stood for over 15 minutes and applauded-"It was awesome".

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HBO has found itself in a little bit of hot water ... or at least one of their executives has over some comments that were made recently about the Big Little Lies season 2 salaries for Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and the rest of the cast. HBO now has five potential spinoff ideas in development. But one thing's for sure, the Game of Thrones finale is going to be good. HBO is serving as showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff's personal Iron Bank for the final six episodes, but the network is also planning on going big for the prequels. "It was unbelievable", Orsi said.

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

Character turnover is the show's bread and butter, but in this final season, it seems even more motivated than the Red Wedding. "Amazon is not paying for the travel, which is somewhat of a disgrace and they need to know that and others don't want to get lost in Netflix".

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