HBO Scraps 'Game of Thrones' Prequel with Naomi Watts

After shooting a pilot, the show has not been picked up to series

BY Josiah HughesPublished Oct 29, 2019

Earlier this year, Naomi Watts starred in the pilot episode for an untitled Game of Thrones prequel directed by Jane Goldman. Now, HBO has scrapped the show.

Made in collaboration with GoT creator George R.R. Martin, the series starred Watts and was said to focus on the "Age of Heroes," as well as the first battle between man and White Walker. After funding the pilot earlier this year, HBO ultimately decided to pass on the show.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, execs were not pleased with the original cut of the new series and asked for edits before scrapping it altogether.

Of course, it's worth noting that the original Game of Thrones pilot was also reshot, recast and redeveloped. Further, HBO is still committed to expanding the Game of Thrones world as much as possible. Another pilot, which focuses on the reign of Targaryen kings, is also in the works, and there have reportedly been up to five GoT spinoffs in the works.

Meanwhile, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss just revealed they are no longer attached to the next Star Wars trilogy.


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