HBO Bosses Are Optimistic about the Future

Maisie Williams in "Game Of Thrones". Photo by HBO/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (9036271eo)

Game of Thrones is coming to an end this year, and many people feel no other show could possibly replace it – but not HBO’s bosses. Network executives Bob Greenblatt and Casey Bloys discussed what comes after the epic show wraps up, and they are pretty optimistic about the future.

Greenblatt and Bloys talked about HBO in the post-Westeros world in an exclusive interview with Deadline, and assured fans they have a lot more in store. New shows like Euphoria, Watchmen, The Nevers, and His Dark Materials all have the potential to become our next TV obsession.

“Networks often go through these periods when signature shows go away, and people speculate on what the future is… I think you just have to keep your focus on being in business with the best people you can, putting all the effort into making these shows great, and the next big phenomenon will come when you least expect it,” explained Greenblatt.

HBO currently has several prequels in development, but they don’t want to rush it since it’s important to see if any of them are worth going forward with after pilots are filmed.

“We’re having conversations about how do we smartly continue the Game of Thrones universe, but we have to be really thoughtful about not killing the golden goose and not putting on shows that aren’t up to that quality level, and how many is too many,” said Greenblatt while talking to Deadline.