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Game of Thrones prequel starring Naomi Watts 'cancelled by HBO' – The Independent, Independent

Game of Thrones prequel starring Naomi Watts 'cancelled by HBO' – The Independent, Independent


    

             

                          

                                                                         

TheGame of Thronesprequelproject starring Naomi Watts has reportedly been cancelled byHBO.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

According toDeadline, the series’s cast and crew recently learned that the network had decided to pass on the prequel, which is not being picked up for a full series. HBO hasn’t confirmed the news or made an official announcement.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

The prequel was meant to be set thousands of years prior to the events depicted inGame of Thrones.

                                                                                                                                                                        

  

    

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It was commissioned by HBO in June 2018, with Jane Goldman as its showrunner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

George RR Martin, the author of theA Song of Ice and Firebook series , on whichGame of Thronesis based, was working with Goldman as the prequel’s co-creator.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

    

        

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HBO had begun teasing the prequel, making cast announcements and revealing plot elements.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

A description of the prequel previously released by HBO reads: “Taking place thousands of years before the events ofGame of Thrones, the series chronicles the world 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.”

                                                                                                                                          

        

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The Independenthas contacted HBO for comment.

                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                       

  

    

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