HBO had hoped they could continue the success of Game of Thrones by following it up with a prequel series set during “Age of Heroes” and the first ever battle between man and White Walker. Jane Goldman wrote the pilot, which was filmed this past summer.
And while everything looked like it was on its way to a full series order, this latest news says otherwise. New reports confirm that HBO has killed off the Game of Thrones prequel. More on the report below.
We’re just a week away from the premiere of the highly anticipated eighth and final season of the HBO series Game Of Thrones. Not surprisingly, the network’s marketing machine is out in full force, especially in New York City, where the red carpet Season 8 premiere was held and also where a replica of the Iron Throne sat on display for a few days at Rockefeller Center.
On Saturday, in Studio 8H of 30 Rock, Kit Harington, one of the main stars of Game Of Thrones, hosted Saturday Night Live, where they of course incorporated the HBO series into some of the sketches. The opening monologue saw some guest appearances from Harington’s GoT co-stars, while a pre-recorded sketch gave us a promo of HBO’s multiple planned Game Of Thrones spinoff series.
As the final season of Game of Thrones approaches—something fans are no doubt excited about and dreading at the same time—we know that multiple spinoffs are still possible.
The closest spinoff comes from Game of Thrones author and creator George R.R. Martin and Stardust, Kick-Ass, X-Men, and Kingsman writer Jane Goldman. And now that very same spinoff has found itself a star as two-time Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts has joined the cast of the show.
That empty feeling Game of Thrones fans are feeling may be due to the fact that there is no new season this year. However, they can breathe easier knowing that the eighth and final season is going to air next year. While there is no definite timetable set yet, HBO has announced that the final six episodes will arrive in the first half of 2019.
Plus, there is more about those spinoffs and how some of them have been put to rest. Check out the full story, below.