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Game of Thrones: The sequel we’ll never see!

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In a new book about HBO we have found out why the streaming service chose to scrap the highly anticipated  “Game of Thrones” spin-off.

In October 2019, it was announced that HBO was shelving a “Game of Thrones” project, after spending $30 million on development and production.

“Just doesn’t work” that’s what businessman Bob Greenblatt said when delivering his verdict on the project.

At the time, he was a board member of WarnerMedia, and was part of the development of HBO Max. In his new book, “Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless of New Frontiers,” Greenblatt recalls a conversation with HBO’s content manager, Casey Bloys, after watching the show’s pilot episode.

“And when I saw a cut of a few months after I arrived, I said to Casey, ‘This just doesn’t work and I don’t think it delivers on the promise of the original series.’ And he didn’t disagree, which actually was a relief.”

The series was to take place thousands of years before the original “Game of Thrones”, and was to tell the story of the origins to the “white walkers”,  which then shifted from “the golden age of heroes” and the dark ages.

The drama was to play out between the ancestors of Stark and Lannister houses. The show’s working title was “Bloodmoon”, and was to tell the story of the fabled event “The Long Night”.

Written by: Craig Tait

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