A prequel idea set in the Age of Heroes and focusing on the Long Night, helmed by showrunner Jane Goldman, filmed its pilot episode earlier this year. HBO had not yet ordered an entire season of the project. And now, according to multiple reports, the company has opted not to move forward on it.
An HBO representative told Insider they couldn’t confirm the news.
A second prequel idea, this one set around the Targaryen civil war outlined in author George R.R. Martin’s “A World of Ice and Fire” and “Fire and Blood” books, is still in the works.
At one point, HBO had 5 different ‘Game of Thrones’ prequels and spin-offs in various stages of development
Goldman’s script was the first one HBO had been “really excited” about, but now that project is reportedly cancelled.
There’s still one prequel idea actively being developed for HBO, and it’s all about the Targaryens
In September, EW reported that HBO was “nearing a pilot order for a second ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series.”
“The series would lead up to and eventually chronicle the house’s civil war — aka the legendary Dance of the Dragons,” EW’s James Hibberd wrote.
The Dance of Dragons was mentioned only briefly on a “Game of Thrones” episode, but was explored in-depth in Martin’s two fictional history books, “A World of Ice and Fire” and “Fire and Blood: Volume One.”
There’s no word on the current status of that prequel idea, nor of the other two potential scripts waiting for a pilot order.