Producers tease future of 'Game of Thrones'

Speaking after the EMMYs, "Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin said he'd like to continue the series with a prequel.

LOS ANGELES — The elation of a second consecutive win for best drama series wasn't enough to get Game of Thrones producers to share details of the upcoming final two seasons.

"It will be bigger. And it will be better. And it will also be worse, but mostly better," executive producer D.B. Weiss said backstage, standing in front of more than a dozen cast members.

Asked what stood out from the Emmy-winning sixth season, executive producer David Benioff noted a spectacular battlefield sequence.

"The Battle of the Bastards was the biggest sequence we've ever shot" on a show known for big ones, he said. "We were using the most extras, the most shooting days, most stunts. We looked at so many battles onscreen beforehand. We'd never seen a battle better than the one (Emmy-winning director Miguel Sapochnik) put together."

Asked whether there might be a Thrones prequel series, Benioff said the current drama will be it for Weiss and him, but he deferred to author George R.R. Martin, whose books are the basis for the HBO drama.

"I do have thousands of pages of history of everything that led up to Game of Thrones. It's a wealth of material," he said, pausing. "At the moment, we still have this show to finish and I still have two books to finish, so that's speculation."


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