A prequel collection to the hit fantasy TV present Sport of Thrones has been ditched by cable channel HBO, in line with US media stories.
Sources quoted by The Hollywood Reporter mentioned govt producer Jane Goldman emailed the forged with the information.
The explanations behind the choice weren’t instantly clear. HBO has not commented on the stories.
Oscar nominee Naomi Watts was lined as much as star within the collection and a pilot episode was filmed over the summer time.
Leisure web site Deadline reported that the pilot had not been effectively acquired by HBO.
Sport of Thrones prequel: What we knew
The prequel, co-created by Sport of Thrones writer George RR Martin, was reported to have been set about 5,000 years earlier than occasions within the authentic collection, which ended its eight-season run earlier this 12 months.
The collection was to chronicle “the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour”, HBO mentioned when information of the spin-off was introduced.
Sport of Thrones has been HBO’s hottest collection up to now, successful a number of Emmy awards and drawing tens of tens of millions of viewers worldwide.
On Monday, Sport of Thrones writers David Benioff and DB Weiss introduced that that they had left the subsequent Star Wars trilogy, as a result of launch in 2022. The information got here after the pair signed an unique take care of Netflix.
“There are solely so many hours within the day, we couldn’t do justice to each Star Wars and our Netflix initiatives,” an announcement given to Deadline learn.