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'Game of Thrones' Season 8 exceeds expectations, says HBO CEO

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, January 9, 2019  /  05:34 pm
'Game of Thrones' Season 8 exceeds expectations, says HBO CEO

A still from 'Game of Thrones'. (HBO/File)

After a long wait, Season 8 of wildly popular series Game of Thrones is slated to premiere in April.

The series' fans may consider HBO CEO Richard Plepler the luckiest man on earth when it comes to the series’ final season. While fans currently can only see the first clips from Season 8, showing Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) greeting Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) at Winterfell, Plepler shared that he had watched the rough cuts of all six episodes.

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“It’s a spectacle. The guys [David Benioff and D.B. Weiss] have done six movies. The reaction I had while watching them was, ‘I’m watching a movie,’“ Plepler told Variety during HBO’s Golden Globes after party.  

He also mentioned that the six episodes had exceeded expectations.

“They knew the bar was high. They’ve exceeded the bar. I’ve watched them twice without any CGI and I’m in awe. Everybody’s in for an extraordinary treat of storytelling and of magical, magical production,” added Plepler. (jes/wng)