Here's the real reason why Game of Thrones isn't airing until 2019

Matt Lauer says his farewell to Katie Couric his exiting co-host of the NBC

As filming continues on the final (and likely supersized) six episodes of Game Of Thrones for a 2019 run, work also is under way on the five proposed prequels of the blockbuster fantasy series, which will not feature GOT characters.

While speaking at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour on Thursday, HBO programming president Casey Bloys explained that the network plans to let at least one full year pass following Thrones' conclusionbefore debuting any spin-off. We don't want to use it to launch [a new series]. But none of those series bring in even close to the viewership numbers that HBO enjoys with Game of Thrones, and the return of Big Little Lies or True Detective would have helped soften that blow. "Here's what I'll tell you: They take the time they need to do the show at its highest level of quality". We learned past year that 5 Game of Thrones spinoffs are in the works, though only one is likely to make it to air. When asked for details on the upcoming spinoffs, Bloys couldn't reveal anything concrete.

"There are five of them". We have really great writers working on these; it's very exciting. But there's no timetable. I've seen some exciting material. Now, however, we know that season 8 won't come until 2019 which pushing back the earliest possible start date for the spinoff.

Pune real estate sees prices drop for the first time
The capital city recorded the highest-ever office transaction (3.34 mnsqft) in a six-month period during (July December 2017). For instance, a stamp duty charge waiver, a standard discount now, amounts to an additional 5 per cent cost benefit.

The duo wanted as much time as they could to make the strongest - and most epic - episodes that they possibly could.

The show's penultimate season is currently available in its entirety on HBO Go and HBO Now. "If we do a pilot and series, nothing is going to air on HBO until at least a year after the final season".

While the HBO series premiered on February 19th of a year ago and ended in April, the network has been tight-lipped about when the second season of the series would be announced, or if it was even happening at all.

Related News:

  • Delta IV launch from VAFB postponed again, now set for Friday

    Delta IV launch from VAFB postponed again, now set for Friday

    The ULA Delta IV rocket launch was canceled again on Thursday after several issues and anomalies with the rocket. That Falcon 9 rocket launch delivered 10 satellites into low-Earth orbit for Iridium, a communications company.
    Vets' home hearing on Legionnaires' nearly  underway

    Vets' home hearing on Legionnaires' nearly underway

    Veterans' Affairs Director Erica Jeffries says "We continue to find more cases because we are looking for more cases". The calls are in response to the deaths of 12 IVH residents from Legionnaire's disease in 2015 and one more in 2017.
    Kevin Gates Released From Prison

    Kevin Gates Released From Prison

    In 2015, Gates was charged with battery for allegedly kicking a female fan at a concert in Lakeland, Florida. Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates was released from an IL prison on Wednesday, according to a report.
  • Indian-origin immigrant activist detained sparks protest

    Indian-origin immigrant activist detained sparks protest

    The statement adds that Ragbir is a long-time permanent resident of the United States, community activist, father, and husband. Then, what had started as a peaceful rally turned raucous when word spread of his detention.
    US Blocks Sale of MoneyGram to Ant Financial

    US Blocks Sale of MoneyGram to Ant Financial

    The Chinese behemoth was forced to raise its initial offer for MoneyGram back in April after Euronet stepped into the fray. While China dealmakers acknowledged the signal sent by Ant's MoneyGram failure, most viewed it as a one-off situation.
    Budget to tackle rural distress, job creation, investments

    Budget to tackle rural distress, job creation, investments

    When asked about the suggestion regarding long-term capital gains tax, he said the issue relates to budget and did not elaborate. Kumar added that NITI Aayog will soon come out with a new way of monitoring employment, based on various high-frequency data.
  • Philippines Index MSCI Ishares (EPHE)'s AroonUp Technicals Above 70

    Taking a look at the bigger picture can help investors filter down and sort out issues at the sector and individual company level. Investors will commonly use Williams %R in conjunction with other trend indicators to help spot possible stock turning points.
    Trump Suggests He Has 'Very Good Relationship' With North Korea's Kim

    Trump Suggests He Has 'Very Good Relationship' With North Korea's Kim

    As a result of Chinese help so far, Trump said he has not been tough on China as he would like to be. Trump has been of late more open, on more than one occasion, to having a dialogue with North Korea.
    Blaze Car Park Could Be Demolished

    Blaze Car Park Could Be Demolished

    A WREXHAM couple were told they would not be getting their auto back after a major fire engulfed a multi-storey parking facility. The horses were moved to safety inside the arena. "We are extremely thankful to the emergency services for their efforts".
  • North Korea to send two athletes, but big team to Olympics

    North Korea to send two athletes, but big team to Olympics

    That deal was struck during their first official talks in more than two years amid high tensions over the North's weapons programme.
    Mississippi DOT joins Human Trafficking Awareness Month

    Mississippi DOT joins Human Trafficking Awareness Month

    Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said human trafficking is deep underground, making it a challenge to address. Because human trafficking occurs behind closed doors, she says better awareness and understanding are important.
    Villagers attack Bihar CM's convoy, securitymen injured

    Villagers attack Bihar CM's convoy, securitymen injured

    Kumar was not hurt in the incident but a few of his security personnel were said to have recieved injuries. Nitish Kumar is on a state-wide tour these days to learn the needs of the people for developing the state.


Most liked

Toyota Unveils The GR Super Sport Concept
Yep, while Mercedes shoehorns F1 engines into supercars , Toyota's doing the same with a World Endurance Championship drivetrain. And while the GR Super Sport might be a little way off, there is the next Supra to look forward to in the more immediate future.

'John Wick' TV Series 'The Continental' Coming to Starz
The show will focus on the unusual events that occur inside the hotel-for-assassins, The Continental , according to Deadline . There is no word on whether or not this will affect (possible title) John Wick Chapter 3 , but we'll know soon enough.

United States updates travel advisory; puts India at level 2
Now every country has a travel advisory based on this system, which has replaced all the previous such advisories. The UK, France and China were included in Level 2 - Be aware of heightened risks to safety and security.

Taylor Swift Has Sold $180 Million in 'Reputation Tour' Tickets Already!
The 10-time Grammy victor announced that she is adding a second show to her Philadelphia stop on her Reputation Stadium Tour . A glimpse at MetLife Stadium's availability for the July 20 and July 21 shows echoes what the source told the newspaper.

Camila Cabello Drops New Skrillex-Produced Single
Camila , who left the group in December, 2016, was watching the performance at home and she was surprised by the obvious jab. Eventually, she was given an ultimatum: she can not make a solo album while, at the same, time performing with the group.

Suspect accused of shooting Knoxville police officer now TBI's 'Most Wanted'
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said the driver shot at the officer with a handgun and a shotgun. So we ask that folks if you see the vehicle, if you know this individual, then do not intervene.

Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala's son Vikas gets bail in stalking case
The latest development comes a day after Varnika's cross-examination had concluded in the district courts in Chandigarh . The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday granted bail to main accused Vikas Barala in Chandigarh stalking case .

OPEC oil cut adherence rises in Dec as Venezuela output slides
Oil prices fell Friday as some investors cashed in on the week's strong gains and others mulled ambiguous US inventory data. Gasoline stocks in the US are expected to grow by 2 million barrels a week, distillates - by 1.3 million barrels.

Bezos Donates $33 Million to Dreamers' Scholarship Fund
They also must pay out-of-state or worldwide tuition, which often more than three times in-state tuition in more than 15 states. Bezos' wealth recently hit. "MacKenzie and I are honored to be able to help today's Dreamers by funding these scholarships".

Liverpool Star Mohamed Salah Would Reportedly Cost Real Madrid 'At Least' £80M
Liverpool have already let one of their star names leave the Anfield as Philippe Coutinho left for FC Barcalona for 160 million euros.

Indian state of Tamil Nadu enters 7th day
The striking unions wanted the wage revision to be fixed at 2.57 times - while the state government insisted it be 2.44. The strike has affected the passengers across the state.

Amazon CEO Now the Richest in History
Gates has given away 700 million shares of Microsoft, which are worth more than $60 billion along with nearly $3 billion in cash. Bezos earned the title of world's richest person back in July, when he briefly passed Bill Gates, but lost the spot soon after.

Mariah Carey Stole Meryl Streep's Seat at the Golden Globes
The pop star goes on to talk about finally meeting actor Steve Carell , 13 years after his notorious scene in The 40-Year-Old Virgin where he screams her name while getting his chest waxed.

Comparing Top Moving Stocks Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI), SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS)
Followill now anticipates that the pipeline company will earn $0.69 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $0.64. As we move closer to the close of the year, investors will be closely watching the next round of company earnings reports.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE: FCAU)
Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.in a report on Monday, November 28th. The shares now trade at $15.05 and have been able to report a change of 5.61% over the past one week.