Naomi Watts reflects on her canceled Game of Thrones prequel show


Naomi Watts still can’t give many details about the cancelled Game of Thrones prequel show she was a part of, but she sounds very passionate about it.

After Game of Thrones ended, HBO quickly got to work making a prequel series. Tentatively titled Blood Moon, the show was to be set thousands of years before the show we know, during the Age of Heroes when the White Walkers invaded Westeros for the first time. It had an expansive, impressive cast, headlined by Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts as “a charismatic socialite with a dark secret.”

That all sounded pretty intriguing, but for whatever reason, HBO chose not to move ahead with the show. They cancelled it after making a pilot, and announced the bad news on the exact same day they revealed they were making House of the Dragon, a different prequel show; savvy timing, that.

Collider recently asked Watts is she could share anything about the series, perhaps about why it didn’t go forward, but her lips are still sealed:

"I can’t say anything. It’s funny because I have an Instagram account and I found something in my memories-pictures that come up-and it was when I was there in costume and I was like ‘Oh! This would be fun to post!’ And I was like ‘No! I can’t do that I’ll get into so much trouble!’ Just the costume, you know? I wasn’t thinking about what I was wearing. It was what I was doing. But anyway. Not allowed to say."

Yeah, some of those pictures may have gotten out anyway

But while she couldn’t talk about the plot, Watts was happy to praise showrunner Jane Goldman. “She’s fantastic,” Watts said. “She’s a force…you know…her mind is just beyond brilliant. I loved having time with her…way too short and such a shame because she really kind of got me into that world that I never thought I would be a part of. I hadn’t watched Game of Thrones before and I got to binge it and I got heavily into the whole world. I loved it.”

Unlike Blood Moon, or whatever it was going to be called, HBO ordered House of the Dragon straight to series, meaning we’re getting a season of TV no matter what happens. HBO is currently in the process of casting the roles. That show will focus on the Targaryen civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons, which went down over 100 years before the original show.

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