HBO recently informed the cast and crew of the $10 million pilot for a “Game of Thrones” prequel series, which was shot several months ago, that it is not being picked up. The now scrapped potential series was set to take place thousands of years prior to the events of the original.
Naomi Watts, Josh Whitehouse, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Georgie Henley, Miranda Richardson and John Simm among others starred. Jane Goldman co-created the project with author George R.R. Martin based on his “A Song of Ice and Fire” novel series.
Goldman and Martin wrote the story, with Goldman writing the teleplay and she would also have served as showrunner. Goldman has reportedly emailed cast and crew telling them the potential series is dead.
The pilot was one of several “Game of Thrones”-related projects that were put into development at HBO prior to the end of the series. At this time, none of the other projects are believed to be moving forward at this time either.