“Game of Thrones” is on its way out, which means winter is finally coming for HBO. The biggest television show in the world, “Game of Thrones” has certainly had a large impact on HBO’s business, but will the premium cabler lose subscribers without Westeros?
With an A-list roster of actors and creators, HBO’s slate is plenty full — even without “Game of Thrones.” (Meryl Streep, anyone?) Plus, the network is developing a handful of “Thrones” spinoffs, including a prequel series, starring Naomi Watts.
HBO has powered through losses before, which is the nature of TV. No matter how successful or iconic (“The Sopranos” and “Sex and the City”), every show has a shelf life.
Variety senior correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister sat down with chief television critic Daniel D’Addario to discuss the imminent new era of HBO.
Just like the millions of “Game of Thrones” fans across the globe, Emilia Clarke is devastated the HBO series has come to an end. “Having it come to its conclusion feels utterly surreal and completely bizarre and very, very very strange,” she tells Regina Hall in an upcoming episode of Variety’s Actors on Actors. “So [...]
With just one episode left of “Game of Thrones,” fans will finally see who takes the Iron Throne to rule Westeros. But before audiences get to find out how the fantasy epic ends, the cast weighed in on who they think should take the crown. Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, says, “The world would [...]
After several seasons of troubling character starts and vocal backlash after season 5, the women of Westeros are now “running the show.” “In the beginning it starts off with something of a stereotypical view of women, ss the wives, the girlfriends the ones that are always under other people’s control,” Sophie Turner explained to Variety. [...]
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