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One Game of Thrones prequel cancelled while another is confirmed for HBOMAX

October 30th, 2019 by Marc Comments

In why is perhaps the most Game of Thrones thing ever, one new prequel series has been cancelled, while another survives.

Earlier today we heard that the prequel series – which filmed a pilot episode here in Northern Ireland earlier this year – written by Kingsman scribe Jane Goldman and starring Naomi Watts, will not be going ahead.

The series was set to take place thousands of years before the GoT we know and would focus on the creation of the White Walkers and their first clash with mankind.

However, minutes ago at the HBOMax streaming event, it was announced that House of the Dragon is a new series that will be set three hundred years before the events of the main show and is based on author George RR Martin’s novel Fire and Blood.

It will be written by Ryan Condal (“Colony”) and was originally developed by Bryan Cogman and Martin himself.

“The events in the new series will eventually lead up to The Dance of the Dragons, a massive civil war in the Seven Kingdoms held between two rival branches of House Targaryen”

So one dead, one alive… as is the way of thing in the game of thrones.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….