Game Of Thrones’ canceled prequel cost HBO $ 30 million

It was a costly mistake.

It’s been a minute since Game Of Thrones envelope. And while the series’ much-discussed series finale may have divided – and disappointed – some fans, many of us are still planning to tune in when the prequel, Dragon house, premieres next year.

As you may already know, Dragon house draws its plot from the novel by George RR Martin Fire and blood, and focuses on House Targaryen during a civil war that unfolds several centuries before the start of Had.

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Matt Smith, Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Rhys Ifans and Fabien Frankel will star in the upcoming spin-off.

Interestingly enough, the original plans of a Game Of Thrones prequel seemed remarkably different from the ones we’ll eventually see take shape on screen.

Naomi Watts was set to lead spinoff series, tentatively called Moon of blood – alongside Josh Whitehouse, Georgie Henley, Toby Regbo, Naomi Ackie, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Denise Gough and Alex Sharp – but Bob Greenblatt, the former president of WarnerMedia Entertainment, decided to cancel the ‘show and create Dragon house instead of.

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Manufacturing on Moon of blood was in progress at the time. HBO Max had put together a pilot episode, which apparently cost the studio $ 30 million. At least.

“And when I saw a cut a few months after I arrived, I said to [HBO chief content officer] Casey [Bloys], “It just doesn’t work and I don’t think it meets the premise of the original series,” he recalled, noting that Casey “didn’t disagree, which was actually a relief.” .

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“So we unfortunately decided to unplug [Bloodmoon]”the former executive continued, explaining that” there was tremendous pressure to get it right and I don’t think it would have worked. “

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“They made the first pilot because they were protecting their own drawbacks and protecting this brand, which I understand,” he added. “But it was essential that we somehow continue this franchise and act quickly, which involved getting the series into production as soon as possible.”

So yeah it looks like Moon of blood was a very costly mistake. Want to know what else costs $ 30 million? A ticket to space with Jeff Bezos. Or 1,000 student loans from American college graduates …

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