HBO has determined to not transfer ahead with one of many Game of Thrones prequel exhibits it was contemplating. The community determined to not pursue the concept Game of Thrones author and producer Bryan Cogman was engaged on with writer George R.R. Martin.
“My prequel show is not happening and will not happen. HBO decided to go a different way,” he informed The Hollywood Reporter. Cogman is now working at Amazon on their very own exhibits.
“I am done with Westeros. It’s wonderfully bittersweet. I’ll certainly miss it, but I’m excited to go out on my own and try to be in the captain’s chair of my own projects, armed with everything I’ve learned,” Cogman mentioned. “I’ve learned more than I could possibly imagine from eight seasons of this thing. I’m eager to start the next chapter, but a part of my heart will always live with Game of Thrones.”
Cogman wrote many episodes of Game of Thrones through the years, together with Season 8 Episode 2, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” which was much-loved by followers. He’s additionally an government producer of Game of Thrones general.
Regarding the prequel present he was engaged on, George R.R. Martin mentioned it was set in a “very exciting” period of Westerosi history. “Bryan’s series will be an adaptation, and one that will thrill most fans of the books, I think, set during a very exciting period of Westerosi history,” he mentioned. “And I’ll be working with him every step of the way; we’re going to be co-creating the show.”
Things can change, and so they did, it appears. It’s not instantly clear why HBO determined to cross on Cogman’s Game of Thrones prequel thought, however HBO programming boss Casey Bloys beforehand talked about why the network was commissioning so many–as many as five have been reportedly thought-about.
“The idea was, if we’re going to try it, let’s take a couple of shots and see,” he mentioned. “My hope is at least one lives up to the level of quality [showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss] have set.”
HBO is producing no less than one Game of Thrones prequel, from Kingsman and Kick-Ass author Jane Goldman. The spinoff will observe the development from the Age of Heroes into the Long Night, which takes place roughly ten thousand years earlier than the occasions within the unique present. None of the characters or actors from the primary Game of Thrones will seem within the new present.
HBO has ordered a pilot for the brand new present, however not a full collection. Naomi Watts is reportedly going to play the lead actress position within the present. Following Watts, HBO has added one other particular person to the Game of Thrones prequel cast.