HBO CEO has seen all six final Game of Thrones episodes and you’re pretty jealous


Oh to be HBO CEO Richard Plepler who has seen all six top secret episodes of the final season of Game of Thrones.

With deprived fans dying for even the least tidbit of footage from the dreaded final season of the HBO phenomenon Game of Thrones, HBO chief Richard Plepler is in the enviable position to have seen all six of the coveted episodes. Twice. And he loves them. And he watched them before the CGI was added, so that’s saying something for the quality of production. In an interview with Variety, Plepler spoke about the final season.

"“It’s a spectacle. The guys have done six movies. The reaction I had while watching them was ‘I’m watching a movie. [David Benioff and D.B. Weiss] knew the bar was high. They’ve exceeded the bar. I’ve watched them twice without any CGI and I’m in awe. Everybody’s in for an extraordinary treat of storytelling and of magical, magical production.”"

Six episodes don’t seem like much and fans have certainly bemoaned the truncated last season, obviously wanting to draw out the final moments for as long as possible. Plepler’s news that the episodes are more like six movies will be a relief to viewers who wanted more. And we know, based on Plepler’s reaction to the episodes even without CGI, that the quality of the story won’t be resting simply visual effects, but on character and story. It seems HBO has gone all out for this last season, producing episodes that promise plenty of drama and properly completing a story more epic in scope than any ever produced on television.

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For fans still not satisfied with six movie quality episodes, there are at least spin-offs being proposed at HBO and one confirmed pilot for a prequel series starring Naomi Watts and possibly set thousands of years in the past. Game of Thrones, after all, has an extensive universe with a long and complex history to pull from when creating new stories and elaborating on that history.

Season 8 of Game of Thrones premieres in April 2019.

Source: CinemaBlend