HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones is nearing its conclusion, and fans are eagerly waiting to see if their favorite characters will survive the show’s decisive season. A few network executives were present at the table read for the final six episodes, and they believe the show will close on a high note.


Francesca Orsi, HBO’s SVP of drama, took part in the “The Best of HBO” panel at Israel’s INTV Conference, explaining how the reading was “a really powerful moment” in their “lives and careers,” adding, “None of the cast had received the scripts prior, and one by one they started falling down to their deaths.”

Orsi acknowledged how attending the table reads was “a dream opportunity,” and everyone present stood up and applauded for 15 to 20 minutes after the reading concluded. These final episodes are slated to air in 2019.

Moreover, there is interest in continuing the Game of Thrones franchise through spin-offs. “It feels like corporate malfeasance to not continue it,” affirmed Orsi. Regarding one of HBO’s other programs, Orsi and fellow HBO executives Casey Blows and David Levine also discussed the hardships they withered while ensuring a second season of Big Little Lies would be produced.

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