- HBO has cancelled a hotly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel starring Naomi Watts.
- This may prove to be the right call for a nervous network dealing with the fallout from GoT’s polarizing final season.
- The network just ordered 10 episodes of “House of the Dragon” to ensure mainstream appeal and help it survive the upcoming streaming wars with Disney and Netflix.
HBO’s Game of Thrones (GoT) spin-off is dead. The network has pulled the plug on it’s hotly anticipated prequel in a move that will likely pay-off, even if it means waiting even longer for your next slice of the action in Westeros.
News recently broke that HBO is ordering 10 episodes of a Targaryen-based “House of the Dragon” that will feature a world much more familiar to fans of the original GoT, than the Naomi Watts-led project.
HBO Takes An Axe To Naomi Watts’ GoT Spin-off
Ever since the Naomi Watts led GoT spin-off was announced, fans have been extremely nervous. In fact, the last season of Game of Thrones was so poorly received that HBO was probably worried itself about taking on another project in the legendary seven kingdoms. After going so far as shooting a pilot in Northern Ireland, the cast and crew will be extremely disappointed that the network did not order a full season, but it’s probably for the best.
The premise alone of the prequel sounded interesting but pretty miserable. Allegedly set thousands of years before the events in the title show, there is no King’s Landing, no Dragons, pretty much nothing at all. Game of Thrones could be bleak at times,