Westeros would look very different at this time (it’s loooong before dragons and Targaryens and Iron Thrones), but it was likely there would have been (Bran!) Starks, Children of the Forest and White Walkers in the show.
Bloodmoon made it to pilot — in other words, the first episode was created and shown to HBO. George R. R. Martin was on board as executive producer, while Jane Goldman was showrunner. The cast included Naomi Watts, Josh Whitehouse, Georgie Henley, Toby Regbo, Naomi Ackie, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Denise Gough, and Alex Sharp.
However, HBO has decided not to go further with the project and it’s been cancelled. Instead, they seem to be focusing their energies on another Game of Thrones prequel: House of the Dragon.
The show will be based on George R. R. Martin’s epic Targaryen history Fire and Blood — which is not a novel with a plot so much as rundown of generations of Targaryens and the events surrounding them.
It’s a war for the Iron Throne that takes place between Aegon II and his sister Rhaenyra, which sees the deaths of many Targaryens, as well as citizens of Westeros, and, worst of all, dragons.
It’ll be interesting to see so many Targaryens and dragons on screen, as well as the ancestors of some of the other families we know and love (or love to hate). Of course, unlike Game of Thrones, we will know how it ends before it even begins — unless, of course, the show creators veer drastically from the source material, which isn’t likely, especially because George R. R. Martin himself is involved. He’s signed on to executive produce.
The other showrunner/executive producer is Ryan Condal, who previously wrote and produced the sci-fi show Colony. Condal will write the series, while Sapochnik will direct the first episode and “additional episodes”, according to HBO.
In addition to George R. R. Martin, Condal, and Sapochnik, Vince Gerardis (who was one of the Game of Thrones producers) and HBO programming president Casey Bloys are both executive producers of House of the Dragon.
Still, the latest news is promising — in July, Entertainment Weekly reported that the show has officially begun casting. We don’t have details on exactly what characters will be in House of the Dragon, but we’ll update as soon as we know more.
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