George R.R. Martin On HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Cancellation

George R.R. Martin discussed HBO cancelling the Game of Thrones prequel that already had a pilot while also addressing House of the Dragon.

Many fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones were disappointed to learn the network had cancelled one of the prequels, especially since a pilot starring Naomi Watts had already been shot. It isn’t completely clear why HBO decided not to move forward with George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones prequel, but the news came after rumors of a troubled production in Ireland on the pilot. Luckily, another Game of Thrones prequel titled House of the Dragon was confirmed by HBO.

But George R.R. Martin took to his blog to offer his sympathy for the cast and crew behind the untitled Game of Thrones prequel cancelled by HBO. The writer praised Jane Goldman and explained that he wasn’t sure why the series wasn’t picked up but he didn’t think it was connected to House of the Dragon. George R.R. Martin went on to say that since the TV landscape has space for plenty of detective shows, there should be room for more spin-offs from HBO’s Game of Thrones. Take a look at what George R.R. Martin had to say about the cancelled prequel of HBO’s Game of Thrones below.

“Jane Goldman is a terrific screenwriter, and I enjoyed brainstorming with her. I do not know why HBO decided not to go to series on this one, but I do not think it had to do with House of the Dragon. This was never an either/or situation. If television has room enough for multiple CSI 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. I know Jane and her team are feeling the disappointment just now, and they have all my sympathy… with my thanks for all their hard work, and my good wishes for whatever they do next.”

Are you disappointed that the other Game of Thrones prequel was cancelled? What do you want to see from House of the Dragon? Let us know in the comments!

Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Hannah Murray as Gilly.

All episodes of Game of Thrones are available to stream on HBO Now. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more information on Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon as we learn it!

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