Friday, August 10, 2018

Blind Item #13

This pay cable company really wants a spinoff of that ending soon hit show. So, they assigned four pilots to two executives, neither of whom have any idea about the franchise other than the episode or two they watched of the show. This is turning into a disaster and the executives spend more time taking shots at each other than they do anything actually substantive. So, for all of you hoping for something good and your fix after the show ends, you may be disappointed. 

36 comments:

Tricia13 said...

GOT/HBO?

Brayson87 said...

Hahaha well played HBO, maybe AT&T can fix you.

sandybrook said...

Homeland?

deadzo said...

AHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHA I LOVE THIS FUCK HBO. I LIKED GOT UNTIL I FOUND OUT ABOUT ALL THE PEDOPHILIA IN UK. NOW THE BRITS JUST DISGUST ME.

Unknown said...

Game of Thrones. What I want to know is how HBO managed to pick from the small in comparison group of people who don't know anything about GOT by now.

yepthatsme said...

SUPERNATURAL?

Brayson87 said...

After GOT, Amazon Prime is going to eat HBO's lunch with the new Lord of the Rings series and the Wheel of Time series. Oh yeah, Wheel of Time has plenty of killing and f*cking.

Florin said...

Wheel of Time is prudish compared to Game of Thrones.

Cail Corishev said...

But does Wheel of Time have enough rape? Gotta have lots of rape, to make it gritty enough for the people who think wizards and dragons are kids' stuff.

DDonna Tarttty said...

Why O why would you give your most valuable property to people who don't know it inside and out? This is like Disney and "Star Wars" or "Wrinkle In Time" all over again.

I keep watching GoT even though I don't enjoy it that much anymore. I'm invested, and it's one of those rare shows that everybody "cool" agrees upon and still watches.

Kevin Connolly said...

um, deadzo... the creator of GoT is an American.

Bitchysoisse said...

Wheel of Time has plenty of rape, there's a warrior class of dominatrix women who are created by repeated rape.

riffer73 said...

George "Rape Rape" Martin.

Re: Wheel of Time -I think you need incest as well.

Neal M said...

Yes, GOT / HBO.

IF WOT is like the books, the first 2 seasons wheel be amazing, and then the rest excruciatingly bad to the point you would prefer time just ceased to exist for the whole mess.

OF course some of that was probably because of Jordan's medical problems. The other part was he was a great world builder, but didn't have a clue how to carry the story onward.

Ophelia said...

Neal actually that's probably good news for the show then. I've noticed the most successful shows based off of books did so well because they borrowed the characters/world then let the story line progress organically as a show from there.

Even GoT went further and further from the source material as it hit its stride.

Itttt said...

JFC, I can write and produce GoT Emmy GOLD...either ancient lore, prequels, or near to distant future spinoffs. Don't put it in the hands of fucktards, HBO!!!

yepthatsme said...

I just hope Amazon Prime is making the series based on SILMARILLION, coz that would make GOT look like kindergarten stories, minus all the sexual violence of course!

Brayson87 said...

@Neal, I thought about that, but if you take out all the descriptions of scenery, internal mental diatribes and plots that don't go anywhere, it really trims it down. Better yet, just focus on the Rand, Mat and Perrin story lines. Nynaeve has good adventures, but Egwene and Elayne are snorefests.

VDOVault said...

If they filmed the pilot making process & the executives at war, I would go ahead & order HBO to see that.

Cree said...

GOT went way off course and as I understand it those pilots wont be taking from the main source material of asoiaf. There wont be too much they have to learn, at least not in comparison to GOT. GRRM was good about telling D&D what they needed to know, they just chose to go their own route and at a point had to (as the last two books aren't put yet). Still, he gave them the general outline of things.

We'll see.

Cree said...

out*

Brayson87 said...

Although any new GOT series will probably be fine, HBO always falls back on it's basic formula of cussing, nudity and violence. That one trick pony has carried them this far, why stop now?

Neal M said...

@ Brayson - It is so repetitive, and the amount of ex machina characters, abilities, and plot devices that suddenly spring forth when the good guys need it got so silly.

A woman saw me reading book 2 and told me "Oh, you won't be reading that series much longer..." I was kind of taken aback because I thought it was perhaps the greatest Fantasy series since LOTR. I asked her why. and she just said something like "You'll understand in the next book or 2..." and sure enough.
The corniest part was Rand seemed to be a stand in for Jordan's fantasies about himself. The women loved him so much they were willing to knowingly share him with each other. IT was laughably bad.

Neal M said...

Oh, and also there was ZERO plot tension after book 2. The good guys just had so many FREE abilities that they kicked the bad guys asses easily at every turn.
There is a rule in Fantasy fiction that if you give a character a special ability, that there had to be a price or a coast for that. Think Frodo being drawn to the evil and diminished if he wore the ring, or the girl in Firestarter going more crazy if she used her abilities etc.

Jordan had none of that. If they needed an ability to get out of a jam, suddenly "hey I can walk in dreams, and so can you! We can now talk with each other when the plot needs it, even if we are far away!" LOL

Neal M said...

There was a skit about HBO where the girl would tell her friends... "so I got a part where I do a threesome and at the end the guy cums all over my blouse!" Or some variant of that, and the person they were telling was shocked and like "OMG You are doing porn?!?!??!?!" and she would reply with a laugh "No silly, it's HBO!" and everyone would be all happy and cool with it. IT was pretty funny.
here it is!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBhLI3NqnaQ&oref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DpBhLI3NqnaQ&has_verified=1

Cee Kay said...

@Unknown Get real. Even if millions of people watch GOT, all that means is that hundreds of millions don't. I certainly couldn't tell you the first thing about it.

Unknown said...

YEAH GET REAL UNKNOWN, GAWWWDDDDD

UGH!

KittensRUs said...

Oh yeah, totally GOT. I'm unclear on why they don't just continue the original. Too many main cast members wanting to move on? I hate to say it but I don't really see anyone spinning out of there into some fantastic movie career. Lena Headey may get something high quality, but she's really the only one that I think has a real shot.

Bill Beard said...

GOT for sure, seems like Strager Things have taken over the cool show everyone watches slot anyway.

PennyS said...

To be different... walking dead/hbo or Netflix? Doesn’t say the show is currently on a pay network.

Craig said...

I don't know why this is a blind as it has been well known and reported for a while. There is a definite prequel which as yet has no cast or director. It will be set thousands of years before GOT and is expected to have a budget of $50m per season. A pilot is in the works and could air sometime late 2020.

There are also 4 other prequel pilots that have been commissioned. They are not assured to get a series greenlight but were handed out just to see what they can come up with. If the ideas are good then one or two could get a series.
These projects are handled by

Prequel #2: Max Borenstein
Prequel #3: Brian Helgeland
Prequel #4: Carly Wray and George R. R. Martin
Prequel #5: Bryan Cogman and George R.R. Martin

As I said none of these four are guaranteed a future but the first one is definitely happening so HBO are not desperate for a new GOT project, it's all been taken care of.

Neal M said...

KittensRus

I can see Kit/Jon Snow having an Orlando Bloom type career. He has a look and vibe that can cover up his being a bit of a one note actor.'


The rest - yeah, forgettable careers, bit players, character actors, or wash outs.

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mercyprosperity said...







Big Bang Theory. This is probably Chuck Lorre, trying to sell yet another spinoff, this time selling it to Cable.

Madame_ovary said...

I was a big GoT fan as well, but as soon as the show reached the end of the books, it ceased to be so impressive. I could deal with the rape, incest and constant violence against children (srsly, do the kids EVER get a break in this show??) because the writing was so good. When the books ended, I could see a huge difference in the writing. I miss Tyrion's soliloquies. Because of the writing, he was so compelling to me. Now he hardly says anything of consequence anymore :(

Angela said...

The four projects in parallel for the GoT spinoffs is indeed something that's been known for more than a year.

What makes this blind dubious is that GoT is one of the most popular shows on current TV, and I find it hard to swallow that HBO would only hire executives who had barely heard about the show or who wouldn't be willing to spend a week or a month watching the whole thing.

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