Those who have stuck with Game of Thrones for seven seasons will know that it is unlikely to end happily.
Speaking at a conference in Israel, the network boss described what happened at a cast table read of the last few episodes.
There's still at least a year to go before Game of Thrones' final season but that hasn't stopped viewers and the HBO show's production team spilling all the gory details.
Adding that HBO are "going big" with their plans for the series ', she said they are keen to make sure the spin-offs live up to the original. Orsi said. "We can't obviously start with the budget of season 8 but would it be a Game of Thrones season three budget?" "Then there was applause that lasted 15 minutes".
As such, Orsi noted "it feels like corporate malfeasance to not continue it", with HBO now developing "three, four, five spin-offs". HBO is serving as showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff's personal Iron Bank for the final six episodes, but the network is also planning on going big for the prequels.
The salary demands behind Big Little Lies ' all-star cast have reportedly never been higher, according to an HBO executive, leaving an uncertain future for other major shows produced by the network. HBO now has five potential spinoff ideas in development.
Game of Thrones fans are steeling themselves for heartbreak next year after HBO boss Francesca Orsi revealed that the cast were in tears when they read the script for the fantasy phenomenon's 2019 finale. "More money doesn't always equal better but in some cases the scope of ideas do require it".
Character turnover is the show's bread and butter, but in this final season, it seems even more motivated than the Red Wedding.
"We want to get out", Cunningham continued.