Game of Thrones doesn't debut until Sunday night, but HBO is so confident about the series' success that the network has already told showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss to put on those thinking caps and start coming up with storylines for a possible second season.
With no ratings yet in for the first 10-episode season, which has reportedly cost at least $50 million, is that chutzpah? Not according to HBO series chief Sue Naegle, who told Entertainment Weekly that the network is optimistic.
"We're not nervous about it," she said about the chances for the show's success. "We're all hopeful for a second season. We're all feeling confident creatively."
Even though the series arrives with George R.R. Martin's built-in fan base, Game of Thrones IS one of the most expensive first TV seasons ever produced, so regardless of how confident HBO is in the creative aspects of the show, it'll have to deliver come Sunday.
Naegle said, "You don't want to see shows like this that are a big investment do one season and out." And if what we've seen so far is any indication, we agree.
But what do you think? Will Game of Thrones deliver the goods? Is HBO right to feel so confident that they're already making plans for season two?
(via Inside TV)