Game of Thrones’ Author George RR Martin is Upset at the Prequel getting Axed

Game of Thrones’ Author George RR Martin is Upset at the Prequel getting Axed

Game of Thrones’ author George RR Martin shared that HBO decided to go ahead with House of Dragon but cancelled the other prequel which starred Naomi Watts

A Game of Thrones prequel is in the making called the House of the Dragon, but the writer of the epic drama George RR Martin is unhappy about the cancellation of another prequel which would have starred Naomi Watts. The production house, HBO, confirmed that the drama starring Watts has been cancelled while they highlighted that they have sent into production a prequel of the original 8-season long show. The setting of the prequel is about 300 years before the current storyline, but Martin has recently revealed that he didn’t like the idea that HBO gave green light to one sequel but cancelled the other.

Martin was co-writing the cancelled sequel with Jane Goldman and has sad that he is "saddened to hear" the show got cancelled. “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.”

Martin added that he knew how much hard work went into the making of a pilot. "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 nothing, it’s not at all uncommon. I’ve been there myself, more than once. I know Jane and her team is 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,” the author concluded.

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