At least one person who isn’t part of the cast and crew of ‘Game of Thrones‘ has seen the final season and that is HBO CEO Richard Plepler. At the 76th Golden Globes, Plepler was asked about the eighth season where he shared that he had already seen rough cuts of all six of the episodes that fans are dying to check out.
In a show that already had a huge production budget and has thrown on a spectacle it should be noted as to exactly how Plepler ends up describing the episodes as he shared that:
“It’s a spectacle. [David Benioff and D.B. Weiss] have done six movies. The reaction I had while watching them was, ‘I’m watching a movie,’…They knew the bar was high. 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.”
We’ve already seen how amazing ‘Game of Thrones’ can look and for those who have viewed it in HD know that there is no expense spared in recent years. That being said, to have these feel like “six movies” makes you wonder if they’ve somehow visually topped themselves or if we’re going to get episodes that have an even higher runtime than expected.
With the number of plot points that still need to be wrapped up in only six episodes it feels likely we’ll either have a time jump or a lot of death to look forward to in the final season of ‘Game of Thrones.’
The most recent footage for the series has already seen Sansa Stark forfeiting Winterfell to Daenerys Targaryen though it isn’t quite clear how happy she is about doing this quite yet.
Are you looking forward to the eighth and final season of ‘Game of Thrones’? What do you feel that Richard Plelper means by describing these six episodes as “six movies”? Share your thoughts in the comments below!