HBO's 'Game of Thrones' prequel 'Bloodmoon' starring Naomi Watts reportedly canceled after pilot was filmed
Writer Jane Goldman reportedly informed her cast and crew the show has been canceled by HBO. One of the main reasons for the cancellation of the Naomi Watts series is reportedly the lengthy post-production on the pilot episode and speculation of issues during filming in Northern Ireland
The Naomi Watts-led 'Game of Thrones' spin-off with working title 'Bloodmoon' - one of the first ones to receive a pilot order by HBO - has been canceled, according to reports. The spin-off, created by Jane Goldman was expected to center on 'Age of Heroes', which is the era of the first-ever war that occurred between humans and the white walkers.
The pilot episode was filmed in the Summer of 2019, however, according to sources quoted by Deadline, the show now stands canceled. The report states Goldman mailed the cast and crew of the project to inform them the pilot is dead. This development has not been confirmed by HBO.
The prequel, set 1000 years before the events that occurred in the eight-season long series 'Game of Thrones' that concluded in May, was co-created by author George R. R. Martin. The show was expected to portray issues of race and power along with the fight against Whitewalkers.
When the pilot was announced, the official plotline released was that it would be a show that documents, "the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend… it’s not the story we think we know."
One of the main reasons for the cancellation of the Naomi Watts series is reportedly the lengthy post-production on the pilot episode and speculation of issues during the shooting in Northern Ireland. While the pilot episode of this project was in editing in September, HBO had also greenlit another prequel series to 'Game of Thrones'.
This is set 300 years before the events of 'Game of Thrones' and will portray the beginning of the end of the Targaryens. This project is from Martin and Ryan Condal. So, it must be noted that not all 'Game of Thrones' prequel projects are dead, just one of them may not shape up into a series format.