Game of Thrones showrunners over de toekomst

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In een interview gingen de showrunners van de HBO-serie Game of Thrones, David Benioff en D.B. Weiss, in op de toekomst van de serie. Benioff zei: “We see the light at the end of the tunnel. We still have a long way to go and things to figure out, but we definitely know where we’re heading and the major end-beats.”

Michael Lombardo, de programming president van HBO liet weten: “This is the hard part of what we do. We started this journey with David and Dan. It’s their vision. Would I love the show to go 10 years as both a fan and a network executive? Absolutely.”

Mochten de showrunners willen stoppen na het zevende seizoen en HBO niet, dan gaan ze om tafel zitten: “We’ll have an honest conversation that explores all possible avenues. If they weren’t comfortable going beyond seven seasons, I trust them implicitly and trust that’s the right decision—as horrifying as that is to me. What I’m not going to do is have a show continue past where the creators believe where they feel they’ve finished with the story.”

Dan is er nog het idee van de film. Zelfs schrijver George R.R. Martin wil dat de serie eindigt met een film, maar Lombardo twijfelt: “Certainly there have been conversations where it’s been said, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool to do that?’. But when you start a series with our subscribers, the promise is that for your HBO fee that we’re going to take you to the end of this. I feel that on some level [a movie would be] changing the rules: Now you have to pay $16 to see how your show ends.”

Voorlopig is echter één ding duidelijk. Weiss en Benioff willen dat Game of Thrones zo sterk mogelijk eindigt: “We want to go out on our absolute highest note. We don’t want people to finally see the end and say, ‘Thank god that’s over.’ We know basically how many hours are left in this story. We don’t want to add 10 hours to that. It’s about finding that sweet spot so it works for us and for HBO and, most of all, it works for the audience.”

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