HBO Spending An Obscene Amount Of Money On Game Of Thrones Final Season

When you think of Game of Thrones you probably think sex, fighting, and dragons, yes?

Or, IDK, maybe incest, butts, and zombies? Whatever — basically, there's A LOT happening on the show. (You get it.) And, of course, none of it comes at a small price.

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Or, IDK, maybe incest, butts, and zombies? Whatever — basically, there’s A LOT happening on the show. (You get it.) And, of course, none of it comes at a small price.

Well, according to Variety, HBO will spend $15 million an episode for the sure-to-be-fucking-epic final season of Game of Thrones.

The article further explained that the "typical" budget for high-end TV dramas is normally $5 to $7 million an episode.

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The article further explained that the “typical” budget for high-end TV dramas is normally $5 to $7 million an episode.

For comparison, Game of Thrones cost ~only~ around $10 million per episode in the most recent seasons.

This was also the same budget range for other ~expensive~ shows like The Crown and The Get Down on Netflix.

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This was also the same budget range for other ~expensive~ shows like The Crown and The Get Down on Netflix.

Now, TO BE FAIR, it’s also been reported by Vanity Fair that each of the six episodes set for Season 8 may actually be “movie-long” — basically, 80 minutes or longer.

To give you an idea of how this would feel, the Season 7 finale of Thrones had a runtime of 79 minutes. So, you know, LONGER than that! Given the generally longer runtimes, it really does make sense that each episode will cost more than any others have, TBH.

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To give you an idea of how this would feel, the Season 7 finale of Thrones had a runtime of 79 minutes. So, you know, LONGER than that! Given the generally longer runtimes, it really does make sense that each episode will cost more than any others have, TBH.

The only question I have left though is: Does this mean we’ll get a little more DIREWOLF action in Season 8?

Somewhere, Ghost is like, "Don't forget. I'm still alive!"

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Somewhere, Ghost is like, “Don’t forget. I’m still alive!”

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