A prequel to HBO’s megahit “Game of Thrones” has been spiked. The project, which starred Naomi Watts and was written by Jane Goldman, will not be happening, Deadline reports.
“Showrunner Goldman has been emailing the cast and crew of the project to tell them that the pilot is dead, we hear. The development has not been confirmed by HBO,” Deadline reports.
The report notes that HBO still has a number of other “Game of Thrones” productions in the pipeline.
“The prequel, created by the ‘Kingsman’ scribe and George R. R. Martin, takes place thousands of years before the wars, romances and dragons of the Emilia Clarke- and Kit Harington-led ‘GoT,’ which wrapped up its blockbuster eight-season run in May,” Deadline reports. “Weaving in issues of race, power, intrigue and White Walkers, the Goldman-run prequel was given the pilot green light back in June 2018.”
The report adds: “While the pilot, carrying heavy corporate expectations, was in editing, HBO in September gave an unofficial pilot green light to a second prequel project from Martin and Ryan Condal, which is set 300 years before the events in ‘Game of Thrones’ and tracks the beginning of the end for House Targaryen.”