The orderly from Stranger Things was in HBO’s cancelled Game of Thrones prequel

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The fourth season of Stranger Things is here, and it’s a doozy. The new episodes are full of great performances, but one is bound to stand out: English actor Jamie Campbell Bower plays an orderly who worked in the lab where Eleven grew up; we meet him in a variety of flashback scenes. We won’t say too much here, but there’s a twist in the final episode that…well, let’s just say we’ll probably see more of Campbell Bower when the show returns with more episodes in July.

If you were watching those scenes wondering where you’ve seen Campbell Bower before, he’s had a pretty robust acting career. He played Caius in The Twilight Saga and played young Gellert Grindelwald in both Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1 and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. But one place we didn’t get a chance to see him was in a cancelled Game of Thrones prequel called Blood Moon.

Yup, HBO was working on a whole other Game of Thrones show that will never come to light. Here’s the story.

Stranger Things star almost headlined HBO’s cancelled Game of Thrones prequel Blood Moon

After Game of Thrones ended, HBO was looking for a way to continue the franchise. It had several prequel ideas in development, including Blood Moon, which was going to be set thousands of years before the story we knew.

Very little is known about the show, but HBO did make a full pilot. The cast was impressive; in addition to Campbell Bower, it included Naomi Watts, Miranda Richardson and many more.

We’ll probably never know what role Campbell Bower would have played on Blood Moon. But even without that, he’s still part of the Game of Thrones universe; he played the arrogant young knight Waymar Royce in the very first scene of the series! Can’t take that away from him.

We’ll never see Blood Moon, but we’ll very likely see more of Campbell Bower when the final two episodes of Stranger Things season 4 come out on Netflix on July 1. And HBO’s other Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon, premieres on August 21.

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