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‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel Spinoff Will Debut In 2022 – The Other Pilot With Naomi Watts Is Cancelled


‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel Spinoff Will Debut In 2022 – The Other Pilot With Naomi Watts Is Cancelled

We’ve got dates, now we want names.

HBO was presented with a lot of choices on which spinoffs they want to focus on. Season 8 was a huge project which consisted of one of the biggest war to have ever been recorded in the history of filming and was also the last, but people wanted more. Also, possibly one of the darkest (literally).

HBO has set that they will focus on ‘House of the Dragon’, a prequel that sets as far back as 300 years prior to the original series of ‘Game of Thrones’. Rampage writer Ryan Condal will be in charge of the script as he based the story on George R. R. Martin’s ‘Fire and Blood’ book.

The story revolves around the rich and majestic ancestral stories of the Targaryen family line. And of course, it also tells the story of the dragonlords. HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys said, “Obviously it’s a big, complicated show.”

While the show and date have been set, they haven’t settled on casting choices yet. Along with Condal, Miguel Sapochnik will be showrunners.

Regarding the other spinoffs that are currently put on hold, Bloys said, “For me for right now, I think getting ‘House of the Dragon’ on the air will be the number one priority.” He also explains why that one pilot by Jane Goldman that stars Naomi Watts didn’t make it.

“In development, in pilots, sometimes things come together, some time they don’t,” said the man. “One of the things I think Jane took on beautifully, which was a challenge, there was a lot more role creation because she set hers 8,000 years before the (mothership) show, so it required a lot more.”

He continued, That is a big swing. One of the things about ‘House of Dragons,’ there is a text, there is a book so that made it a little bit more of a road map for a series order.”

“I think Jane did a beautiful job, it was a big challenge but there was nothing that I would point to and say, oh, that one element did not work, just overall it did not quite gel. That’s one of the reasons when we started out to think about ‘Is there a life after ‘Game of Thrones’ in terms of ‘Game of Thrones’’, we purposefully developed multiple projects. We would have been very lucky to do one pilot, have that pilot go and be a success but in development as you know, it takes a lot of tries to get it right, this is no different.”

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