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HBO Execs Hype Upcoming Seasons of 'Game of Thrones' and 'Big Little Lies'

From a sad ending comes a new beginning.

When one door closes another door opens. In this case, when one show ends another begins, and they’re both pretty awesome. We all know Game of Thrones is on its last season and although that's a drag, Big Little Lies is just beginning. HBO execs have nothing but good news for these adaptations.


HBO Panel

 Programming president Casey Bloys and drama chief David Levine / Image Via Variety


Francesca Orsi, HBO’s SVP of drama, spoke to Variety about her experience at one of the last Game of Thrones table reads.


“It was a really powerful moment in our lives and our careers… None of the cast had received the scripts prior, and one by one they started falling down to their deaths… It was amazing. By the very end, everyone looked down and looked up and tears were in their eyes.”


Orsi described the experience as a “dream opportunity” that left everyone applauding for 20 minutes. We can only assume that these episodes are going to be damn good; 2019 cannot come soon enough.



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Alas, the tragic ending of Game of Thrones will soon give way to a new beginning. The rest of the executives who took part in the “Best of HBO” panel couldn’t keep their lips sealed about Big Little Lies. “We feel really confident we have to more to do and say, and there’s passion on the part of the cast,” explained Orsi. “The scripts are as good, if not better, than last season.”


'Big Little Lies'

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As much anticipation Big Little Lies is creating, there are some issues that follow. The panel touched on jumping into the second season and the star-studded cast renegotiated their salaries. There was even some talk about their biggest competition: Netflix. “They’re in the volume business, we’re in the curation business,” said programming president Casey Bloys.


HBO has had a long running hit with the adaptation series of Game of Thrones and so far Big Little Lies is following suit. If the big wigs are saying these final and second seasons are going to be good, then they’re going to be great.


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