A highly-anticipated Game of Thrones prequel series has been reportedly canceled by HBO.
The planned show was set to take place thousands of years before the events of the original hit fantasy series, with Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse being the first to be cast for the project from showrunner Jane Goldman.
Production on a pilot episode for the unnamed prequel, which was commissioned in June 2018, wrapped earlier this year in Northern Ireland. It was later revealed that the first episode would reference the original GOT series.
According to the report, HBO network opted not to move forward with the project and that they had discovered it had been shelved weeks ago. HBO has not yet confirmed these reports.
According to an HBO press release, the series was due to “chronicle the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. From the horrifying secrets of Westeros’s history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend, only one thing is for sure: it’s not the story we think we know.”
A separate Thrones prequel, however, still appears to be in the works. The show, which will focus on Targaryen house’s civil war, has not yet received a pilot order. This second prequel will reportedly be set roughly 200 years before Game of Thrones.
The outlet said that “the series would lead up to and eventually chronicle the house’s civil war — a.k.a the legendary Dance of the Dragons.”
By: Damilola Faustino
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