Game Of Thrones director on how to slay the TV competition

Film-maker Jeremy Podeswa in a scene from Game Of Thrones with actors (seated from far left) Natalie Dormer, Lena Headey, (standing) Dean-Charles Chapman and Jonathan Pryce.
Film-maker Jeremy Podeswa in a scene from Game Of Thrones with actors (seated from far left) Natalie Dormer, Lena Headey, (standing) Dean-Charles Chapman and Jonathan Pryce.PHOTO: HBO

Game Of Thrones director Jeremy Podeswa says the HBO fantasy drama has an edge over other long-running series because of its overarching template

There is so much good television out there right now that any drop in quality results in harsh and swift punishment, says the director of one of the medium's most popular shows, Game Of Thrones.

Viewers are a lot less "sticky" than they used to be, says Jeremy Podeswa.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 03, 2018, with the headline 'How to slay the TV competition'. Print Edition | Subscribe