The previously upcoming Game Of Thrones prequel series starring Naomi Watts has been cancelled, according to Deadline.
The doomed series was created by Jane Goldman and George RR Martin, with Goldman also serving as showrunner. The pair wrote the story, and Goldman penned the teleplay for the pilot episode. SJ Clarkson (The Defenders, Bates Motel) was also on board to direct the pilot episode.
Since its cancellation, Goldman has reportedly been emailing the cast and crew to let them know that the project is dead.
The untitled prequel series was set to take place thousands of years before Game Of Thrones, and would have charted the world’s descent from the golden age of heroes to its darkest hour.
The pretty huge cast consisted of Naomi Watts, Josh Whitehouse, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, Toby Regbo, Marquis Rodriguez, John Simm, Richard McCabe, John Heffernan and Dixie Egerickx.
The project was just one of several Game Of Thrones prequel scripts that had been commissioned by HBO. According to Deadline, the initial cut of the pilot episode wasn’t well received, which led to a lengthy post-production which included lots of re-editing.
Better luck next time, we guess.
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