Posted Tue Oct 29, 2019 at 01:20 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
HBO has axed its Game of Thrones prequel series.
According to a report by Variety, HBO has decided not to move forward with its Game of Thrones prequel series starring Naomi Watts. Though a pilot episode had been shot, the network will not bring the project to series.
No exact reason has been given for the decision and HBO has not released an official statement on the matter. Though exact character and plot details were never fully detailed, Watts was said to play "a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret," and the show was intended to be a prequel set eight thousand years before the events of Game of Thrones, focusing on a very different time in Westeros' history with a new ensemble.
Here's the previously released synopsis from HBO:
Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the world's descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: From the horrifying secrets of Westeros' history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East, to the Starks of legend… it's not the story we think we know.
George R. R. Martin, the author behind the Song of Ice and Fire book series, co-wrote the story for the pilot with Jane Goldman (Kingsman, X-Men: First Class). Goldman also handled the teleplay and was set to serve as the showrunner if the pilot was picked up for a full season. The script was the first Game of Thrones spinoff to receive a pilot order, beating out four other potential spinoffs which no longer appear to be under consideration.
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