HBO programming president Casey Bloys dismissed doomsayers in a Friday interview with The Hollywood Reporter, saying, "Everyone wrote past year about how we'd be in trouble without Game of Thrones [at the Emmys] and we did just fine".
"If we do a pilot and series, nothing is going to air on HBO until at least a year after the final season".
The show tells the story of Shailene Woodley's character, a single mother who struggles financially and the trouble she gets into when she moves to a California neighbourhood that is full of wealthy families.
As it turns out, the premiere of Season 8 was pushed to 2019 due to the strength of HBO's relationship with Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. We're not using the final season to launch a new show or anything like that.
We also know that the final series will contain more CGI than has previously been seen, hinting that there will be a lot more screen times for Daenerys' dragons. This, according to Bloys, is set to "explore different time periods of [George R R Martin]'s vast and rich universe. We want some separation there". "We'll take as much or as little time as the writers need and, as with all out development, we will evaluate what we have when the scripts are in". I know I'd prefer to have Game of Thrones back earlier.
There isn't much known about the potential new series, though it's expected that not all of them will end up on air. "It was based on when they felt that they could deliver a show that they are most proud of".
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The writers include Mad Men's Carly Wray, Kong: Skull Island's Max Borenstein and Jane Goldman, who worked on X-Men: First Class. Just like with season eight, we're willing to wait, but we don't like it.