The Game Of Thrones Prequel With Naomi Watts Will No Longer Air On HBO And WTF
We only had to wait a hot minute after Game of Thrones ended for there to be an announcement that a prequel was in the works.
It is set thousands of years before the original series and would star Naomi Watts. However, it's been dropped by HBO according to Variety and Deadline.
According to Variety the cast and crew of the pilot were recently informed that HBO had passed on the project.
HBO has declined to comment on the news and all we want to know is why have they passed on it?
Is it not what they expected? Are they working on something else regarding Game of Thrones?
Well, yes, yes they are. HBO, programming chief Casey Bloys announced late Tuesday that another prequel spinoff series House of the Dragon is receiving a straight-to-series order for 10 episodes from HBO.
According to Buzz Feed News the new series will focus on House Targaryen, set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.
The series will be based on George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones spinoff book Fire & Blood.
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According to Variety, the pilot starring Noami Watts was one of several Game of Thrones-related projects that were put into development at HBO prior to the end of the series. It seems awfully coincidental that the news that HBO passed on Naomi's series comes on the same day that House of the Dragon was announced.
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