Have you lost your minds, HBO? A report out of Hollywood indicates that Game of Thrones final season will cost around $100 million for six episodes. That’s the same as the pilot of Lost, for which they shipped an airplane to Hawaii. I guess Drogon could fly it to Westeros, instead.
Yes, each episode is rumoured to be feature length but that’s still a hell of a lot of money. They could have made eight seasons of The Leftovers for that, or one The Get Down.
So, what bang can you expect for your buck? Expect bigger battles, more dragon scenes and for that money, I’d certainly be wanting better SFX… if I watched it.
The other news is that showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff will be directing the last ever episode. Oh, go on then, I will watch the very last episode if these two jokers are directing it. They can’t write and barely seem to understand that film/TV is a language so I could do with a laugh.
Funnier news, still – Bryan Cogwell is developing the FIFTH Game of Thrones spin off series. In fairness, HBO have added some stellar names to write and oversee the spin-offs like Brian Helgeland and even some WOMEN – Jane Goldman (Kingsman, Kick-Ass) and Carly Wray (The Leftovers, Mad Men) but, from the few early season episodes I could bare to watch, Cogwell is an even worse writer than the showrunners.
Okay, so my judgement aside for one second – I can’t believe the short-sightedness of ordering FIVE spin-off shows. If there is one way to kill your product, it’s thrugh oversaturation and HBO are generally pretty business savvy. Maybe they’ve been infected with some kind of white walker plague type thing.
Game of Thrones season eight is expected to bankrupt HBO sometime in 2018 with spin-offs followin the next year.