“I’ve watched them twice without any CGI and I’m in awe.”
HBO CEO Richard Plepler has seen a rough cut of the final six episodes of Game of Thrones and he is “in awe” of them, even without any CGI.
Plepler spoke to Variety during HBO’s post-Golden Globes party last night and said, in regards to Game of Thrones, that “everybody’s in for an extraordinary treat of storytelling and of magical, magical production.”
“It’s a spectacle. The guys have done six movies. The reaction I had while watching them was, ‘I’m watching a movie,’“ Plepler said.
Plepler continued by praising showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, saying that “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.”
While HBO didn’t have a hugely successful night, with its only win being awarded to Sharp Object’s Patricia Clarkson for best supporting actress in a limited series of movie, this news should be exciting for Thrones’ fans around the world.
These comments follow HBO’s sizzle reel that showed a small glimpse of a meeting between Daenerys Targareyn and Sansa Stark that will be part of the show’s eighth and final season.
Game of Thrones, which began all the way back in 2011, will air its six-episode final season in April of this year.
To prepare, be sure to check out our list of the top 25 Game of Thrones episodes and our discussion of what Sansa and Daenerys’ first meeting could mean.
Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who can’t wait to be in awe of this final season. Hurry up, April! You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.