The first Game of Thrones prequel starring Naomi Watts was to take place thousands of years before the original series. It was to be written and co-created by Jane Goldman. The cast was notified that HBO was not moving forward with this pilot. The new one is 300 years before the original series. Much better IMO
HBO killed off this first Game of Thrones prequel, which starred Naomi Watts and already had a pilot and expansive cast.
But...GREAT news! A brand new prequel series The House of Dragons will feature the House Targaryen. HBO just ordered this version straight to a 10 episode series, while the former only got a pilot which was not picked up.
The Dragons were the best part of GOT
House of the Dragon is being co-created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal, the 10-episode spinoff is set in the early days of Westeros and focused on House Targaryen. “House of the Dragon” is based on Martin’s “Fire & Blood” book, and takes place 300 years before the events of “Game of Thrones.”
Condal and Miguel Sapochnik, who directed several fan-favorite episodes of the original “Game of Thrones,” will serve as co-showrunners on the series and executive produce along with Martin and Vince Gerardis.
Sapochnik will also direct the pilot and additional episodes.
“The ‘Game of Thrones’ universe is so rich with stories,” Bloys said. “We look forward to exploring the origins of House Targaryen and the earlier days of Westeros along with Miguel, Ryan and George.” Stay tuned!