HBO Is Going Big With The 'Game Of Thrones' Prequels

HBO Is Going Big With The 'Game Of Thrones' Prequels

HBO drama chief Francesca Orsi spoke on a panel in Jerusalem, and confirmed actresses Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman were able to negotiate a massive raise for season two of the show, particularly given Apple's foray into television. Orsi said the network is planning to budget close to - if not just as much - on the spinoffs as the series now receives. From the sound of things, the scope of these shows might even rival that of the original series.

"$50 million (per season) would never fly for what we are trying to do", she declared.

We're not sure, and Orsi certainly wasn't going to clarify.

Game of Thrones is also a show that isn't exactly known for showing mercy to fan favorite characters. Now, she might just mean "emotionally" or something, but given the show's track record with its characters, we can't take anything for granted.

"She admitted: "[The table read] was a really powerful moment in our lives and our career.

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"None of the cast had received the scripts prior, and one by one they started to fall down to their deaths", Orsi recounted.

Orsi said at the end of a read of the final six scripts everyone stood up and applauded for 15 to 20 minutes.

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

Game of Thrones will return for its eighth and final season in 2019. Let us know in the comments down below! Based on George R.R. Martin's bestselling fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, the hit drama stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow.

Game of Thrones is HBO's most popular series ever by a wide margin. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more news as it becomes available!