After Game of Thrones came to a controversial end back in May, fans of the show took comfort in the fact writer George R.R Martin has been working with HBO on some new prequels. The first to be announced would be written by Jane Goldman and Naomi Watts. However, after it was reported the show will no longer be going ahead, author Georger R.R Martin has issued a heartbreaking response to the news on his blog.
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Reports the show will no longer be going ahead has been published by Deadline and multiple media outlets.
According to Deadline, showrunner Jane has emailed the cast and crew of the project to let them know the pilot is no longer going ahead.
However, HBO is yet to confirm the reports.
The network told Express.co.uk: “We didn’t confirm to the original Deadline story and, unfortunately, cannot confirm now.”
However, Writer of the books and producer of the TV series George R.R Martin seems to have confirmed the pilot will no longer be going ahead after he opened up about it in a recent blog post.
Should the prequel have gone ahead, fans would have seen the rise of the Starks and Lannisters, in a plot taking place thousands of years before Daenerys Targaryen (played by Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) ever met.
After the news was reported, George wrote: “It goes without saying that I was saddened to hear the show would not be going to series,”
“Jane Goldman is a terrific screenwriter, and I enjoyed brainstorming with her,”
“If television has room enough for multiple CSIs and CHICAGO shows… well, Westeros and Essos are a lot bigger, with thousands of years of history and enough tales and legends and characters for a dozen shows,”
“Heartbreaking as it is to work for years on a pilot, to pour your blood and sweat and tears into it, and have it come to nought, it’s not at all uncommon, I’ve been there myself, more than once.”
Meanwhile, TV Line have reported executives screened the pilot over the summer and were not happy with the results, which is yet to be confirmed by HBO.
It’s believed Jacqueline Boatswain, Jasper Britton, Leah Gayer and Georgina Beedle had all signed up alongside Naomi Watts.