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HBO Boss Has Seen All Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episodes Twice, Says He's In Awe

"It's a spectacle."


The first footage of Game of Thrones Season 8 was released during the Golden Globes ceremony this week, and now we're getting even more insight into the final season. HBO chief executive officer Richard Plepler told Variety that the final six episodes are like six movies. He said he's seen the final episodes two times already, and though the CG work wasn't finished, he was still blown away.

"It's a spectacle. The guys have done six movies," he said. "The reaction I had while watching them was, 'I'm watching a movie,'" he said.

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Plepler said showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff knew the bar was already high, and they took things even further. "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."

Game of Thrones Season 8 premieres in April, and it is expected to be a thrilling, dramatic conclusion to the acclaimed HBO fantasy show. As mentioned, there are only six episodes, but each one could be as long as a movie. Not only that, but HBO shot what sounds like an incredibly epic battle sequence that took 55 nights to shoot.

While the mainline Game of Thrones series is ending, HBO has a prequel series in the works, starring Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse. It's titled The Long Night.

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