Exec Apologizes After Saying HBO Was ‘Raped’ By ‘Big Little Lies’ Cast’s Salary Demands

The Playlist | 3/13/2018 | Charles Barfield
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As we reported earlier, HBO executives were on hand at the INTV Conference, where they discussed “Game of Thrones” and a variety of other topics. One series that was discussed was “Big Little Lies.” The series has been cleaning up at various award shows, including 8 Emmys. Clearly, it was in HBO’s best interest to renew the series for a second season.

Since the show was such a hit the cast and crew demanded larger salaries for a new season, as is to be expected. HBO Senior Vice President of Drama Francesca Orsi spoke about this very issue at INTV. “From a budget standpoint, going into Season 2 of ‘Big Little Lies’ without any options in place, we’ve been … um … short of raped,” said the exec.

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