Game of Thrones stars 'in tears' over ending

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Details remain scarce about the hotly-anticipated spin-offs (HBO prefers the term "successor shows") that will follow Game of Thrones when the epic fantasy series ends its run next year.

Game of Thrones will return for its eighth and final season in 2019. Variety reported Tuesday that during a panel called "The Best of HBO" at Israel's INTV Conference, executives promised the highly-anticipated GoT ending won't disappoint. "We are going big", Orsi said, according to THR.

HBO's senior vice president of drama Francesa Orsi recently recalled her experience of being at the table read of the final six episodes - including the finale, where some actors found out about their characters' ends without any warnings. "None of the cast had received the scripts prior, and one by one they started to fall down to their deaths".

"It feels like corporate malfeasance to not continue it. Then there was applause that lasted 15 minutes".

She also discussed the various Game of Thrones spinoffs, which will air after this final season.

Competing networks are also forcing HBO into a tough spot to spend more. Orsi said the network was put in an especially tough spot following the surprise second season renewal of "Big Little Lies", which was originally conceived at HBO as a one-and-done "limited series".

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Game of Thrones is HBO's most popular series ever by a wide margin.

As it stands, HBO has carved a niche for itself in the high-end drama field, with Bloys saying the network is in the "curation business", while competitors like Netflix are in the "volume business".

"We want to get out", Cunningham continued. Amazon is not paying for the travel, which is somewhat of a disgrace and Amazon needs to know that.

Bran (played by Isaac Hempstead Wright) has had betting suspended on him taking the Iron Thrones.

"The reason they're getting paid so much is they're so prolific", he said.

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