HBO teases “Game of ThronesSeason 8 would be a “big season.” The network’s programming president Casey Bloys also said it will not allow any distractions like a spinoff.

HBO has bigger plans for “GOT” Season 8

HBO revealed some of its plans at the network’s panel at the Television Critics Association press tour. The network emphasized that the upcoming season 8 of the hit series is a top priority. Bloys told the press they have set the final season of “Game of Thrones” as their number one priority.

Bloys explained the rationale behind the priority.

The president teased that the final season has been designed to be a “big season.” Fans of the popular series can expect more as the story comes to an end.

Furthermore, due to the size of the season, the president wants the team to give their full focus for the upcoming season 8. He reiterated that he would not allow any distractions to intervene in their preparations for the final season.

HBO hopes to channel all efforts of his team to completely focus on the last season only. The president also teased that it would be “epic and amazing” if everyone is united to pursue the “big season,” Collider has noted.

About script, Bloys confirmed they have already done it. He revealed that they are now busy doing the storyboards.

He also detailed that showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff are now trying to finalize the storyboards of each episode so they can determine the length of time required for production.

Premiere date of the final season

Since the showrunners are not yet finished in the storyboarding stage, the network could not give a final schedule yet.

Bloys is still waiting for his team as they plot the length of each episode. “GOT” final season will most likely premiere by the end of next year.

Spinoffs are still on the working table

It seems that the network is brewing up something “big” for the finale of “Game of Thrones.” The network’s boss even mentioned that he would not allow even a spinoff to intervene in the production of “GOT” season 8.

However, Bloys also confirmed that the spinoffs are still on the working table. Fans would need to wait first, as the network plans to air the spinoffs once the series has ended. He predicted it would be aired one year after the finale.

Moreover, Bloys also mentioned that no one from the characters of the hit series based on the famous novels of George R.R. Martin would come out in the spinoffs. Fans could expect the spinoffs to be different, Deadline reported.

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