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New HBO Head Talks Thrones Spinoffs

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The recent announcement that long-time HBO head Richard Plepler was leaving the company following word that the recent merger of AT&T and Time Warner meant some significant reorganization caused something of a stir. The rumors that Bob Greenblatt, formerly head of NBC, would come over to take over have panned out,  with HBO and Turner now being folded into a new entity, WarnerMedia.


This has led to fans of Game of Thrones and HBO in general wondering what the future holds. Greenblatt has provided some interviews, and one in particular to The Wrap touches directly on the topic of the potential of a Game of Thrones franchise. The headline that goes with this might seem alarming—“New HBO Boss Bob Greenblatt Doesn’t Know if Doing 2 ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoffs Is Feasible – Let Alone One”—but reading the actual quotes suggest that it’s overstating Greenblatt’s remarks.

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Could this mean they might either reconsider the Long Night prequel? (which will be a disaster), or even greenlit one of the other three pilots?  

At least it's not the Old Boys Network that used to surround Plepler's HBO.  What was the basis of that? "I'm god at picking shows, I have gut instincts"?  Where were Plepler's instincts when they chose Vinyl?  Or Confederate?

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