HBO Spent $30 Million On Cancelled Game Of Thrones Prequel

The biggest franchise on television, the Game of Thrones show, HBO, spent 30 Million Dollars on one of its Game Of Thrones prequels, which got canceled.

The chairman of Warner Media, Bob Greenblatt, brought up the price tag and the canceled prequel. He mentioned that there was immeasurable pressure for this show to “get it right,” but when it wasn’t achieving the expectations, HBO aborted this idea and followed different proposals.

A publication named ‘Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuits of Frontiers’ by a newsman named James Andrew Miller consists of HBO game of thrones financial details. Based on various media research, an executive mentioned that HBO invested enormous dollars on Game of Thrones prequel, which unfortunately can’t ever see the light of day.

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HBO Spent $30 Million On Cancelled Game Of Thrones Prequel
HBO Spent $30 Million On Cancelled Game Of Thrones Prequel

The upcoming episode of the unreleased Game of Thrones prequel was filmed in Northern Ireland in 2019. After shooting the first episode, the series was called off in October 2019.

The same GameGame of Thrones prequel’s release date was unspecified; however, it was expected to release in between 2020, after the end of its final seasons. HBO hasn’t disclosed much about the series, but a short description has been revealed.

Gorge R.R. Martin revealed that there would be more than 100 kingdoms in the prequel, where it has been made similar to West Wild. He mentions that the prequel will introduce a new adventure with a new animal featuring coexisting dire wolves.

The Game of Thrones prequel cast got Naomi Watts, a charismatic character mentioned by HBO. They include Josh Whitehouse (from Poldrak), Denise Gough (hostess of Stan Lees’ Lucky Man), Naomi Ackie (from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), Sheila Atim (from Conor McPherson’s Girl from the North Country), Jamie Campbell Bower (from Harry Potter), Georgie Henley (from The Chronicles of Narnia), Ivanno Jeremiah, Alex Sharp (played autistic teenager Christopher Boone) and Toby Regbo.

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In the Game of Thrones franchise, the sudden demise of the prequel was unexpected and came out of nowhere. In October 2019, many channels communicated the HBO was putting an end to the Game of Throne Series.

Some of the fans of GameGame of thrones would agree that it showed many complications after going through the behind-the-scenes. The prequel experiences several changes, including recasting, redeveloping, and reshooting. These troubles were made to achieve fans’ expectations about the Game of Thrones Series. However, HBO wasn’t satisfied with the final result, which scrapped the entire project.

“George loves Dan and Dave, but after Season 5, he did start to worry about the path they were [going down] because George knows where the story goes,” Haas said via CBR.

George R.R. Martin, the creator of Game of Thrones, was displeased by the direction it took in its final seasons. The publication, which cites the HBO article, discloses that the showrunners ignored the feelings of Martin.

News related to the upcoming prequels mentions the addition of Steve Conrad (created Patriot) in the writing and production department. This prequel is expected to be released in 2022, only on HBO.

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