'Game Of Thrones' Prequel Starring Naomi Watts Is Not Moving Forward At HBO

By Hayden Brooks

October 29, 2019

HBO has passed on the highly-anticipated Game of Thrones prequel series, as per Variety.

On Tuesday (October 29), the outlet published a report, which revealed that the cast and crew of the pilot were recently informed about the network's big decision. The pilot episode was reportedly already shot and in post-production. The series, which nabbed stars like Naomi Watts, Miranda Richardson, Denise Gough, Josh Whitehouse and more, was set to take place thousands of years before the events of the award-winning original. Sources over at TVLine revealed that the network executives "weren't happy with the finished product and sent showrunner Jane Goldman back to fix some issues." Additionally, sources reportedly revealed that the pilot was "troubled" by budget overruns, personnel problems, and creative differences.

Unfortunately, this was one of the many Game of Thrones projects put in development towards the end of the original series and none of the other projects are believed to be moving forward at this time. HBO has yet to comment on the announcement.

After GoT concluded its final season in May, the actors and creators of the show addressed the backlash over its conclusion. In an interview with The New York Times, Sophie Turner, who played Sansa Stark, addressed a Change.org petition to remake the Season 8 season "with competent writers." "All of these petitions and things like that — I think it’s disrespectful to the crew, and the writers, and the filmmakers who have worked tirelessly over 10 years, and for 11 months shooting the last season," Turner said during the interview. "Like 50-something night shoots. So many people worked so, so hard on it, and for people to just rubbish it because it’s not what they want to see is just disrespectful."

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