HBO has cancelled the Game of Thrones prequel TV series that was tentatively known as The Long Night. The show’s pilot episode began filming this summer in Northern Ireland, with Naomi Watts (in an unknown) leading the cast and S.J. Clarkson directing from the script by creator Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, Kingsman).
The project was one of a handful of Game of Thrones prequel shows put into development by HBO, ultimately becoming the first of them to move onto the production stage.
The first real signs of trouble for The Long Night came in September when HBO started moving forward with a separate Game of Thrones prequel about the history of House Targaryen, this time created by A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal (Colony).
Given the absence of updates on the Goldman-Clarkson pilot episode since then, rumours started to circulate that the series was in danger of being scrapped altogether. Well, it turns out there was some fire behind that smoke after all.
According to Deadline, The Long Night Game of Thrones prequel is no longer moving forward at HBO. The network has yet to officially confirm the news, but Goldman has (reportedly) already begun to email the pilot’s cast and crew, telling them the project is dead.
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