Bloys was speaking at the conference alongside David Levine and Francesca Orsi, who are both EVPs and Co-Heads of Drama at HBO and WME agent Marc Korman.
"It was incredible", she gushed.
"By the very end, everyone looked down and looked up and tears were in their eyes". She mentioned that "None of the cast had received the scripts prior, and one by one they started falling down to their deaths". At table reads, the cast sits at a table and reads the episode's script out loud.
Also, for some reason, that quote above is leading some publications to write headlines saying a bunch of characters die in the show's finale, which is, obviously, not what she said ... though, naturally, might still happen. Orsi said the network was put in an especially tough spot following the surprise second season renewal of "Big Little Lies", which was originally conceived at HBO as a one-and-done "limited series". Orsi said the network is planning to budget close to - if not just as much - on the spinoffs as the series now receives.
Given the phenomenal success of GoT, Orsi said "it feels like corporate malfeasance to not continue it", noting the network is planning "three, four, five spin-offs" of the original series.
They... "started to fall down to their deaths"?
But making a follow-up to Game of Thrones presents a "conundrum" for the network when it comes to budget.
Fans of HBO's Game of Thrones have heard quite a bit about the handful of successor series the network is developing to keep the Westerosi gravy train running after GoT concludes its run next year.