Still fuming in mindless rage over the news that Game of Thrones will not be returning until 2019? Allow us to provide some context to this sorry situation.
HBO’s top programming boss Casey Bloys has told Entertainment Weekly that showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss wanted extra time to make the final six episodes of the series as good and as strong as possible.
Here’s what I’ll tell you: They take the time they need to do the show at its highest level of quality. As the show has gone on, it’s gotten bigger — big battle scenes, big special effects. These things take time. Here’s the one thing I can assure you: Dan and Dave were not sitting around on a beach waiting to go back to work. They’re perfectionists and this is the soonest it can come back at a level of quality that they are comfortable with.
Entertainment Weekly asked Bloys about the five Game of Thrones prequels which are in development, to which he responded:
They’re moving along. We have some really talented writers working on them. The one thing I will tell you, which we talked about before, any sort of pilot-to-series [order], there’s not going to be anything on our air for a least a year after Game of Thrones airs. We’re not using the final season to launch a new show or anything like that. There’s going to be a separation between the two. These are among the best writers working and I’m hopeful.
That’s good news, right? At least now you know that it’s definitely going to be really good…
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