The “Game of Thrones
” fandom got good news and bad news this week in the form of one killed-off, untitled prequel pilot, starring Naomi Watts
, and one straight-to-series order for spinoff “House of the Dragon.” And while we have many, many, many questions about the show that’s moving forward, which is centered on House Targaryen, we still have one burning query about the now-dead pilot: Why did HBO
decide to scrap it?
And we’re sorry to say that even George R.R. Martin
himself doesn’t know.
“As exciting as the series order is, I would be remiss if I did not also mention the bad news,” Martin wrote on his “Not a Blog” blog Wednesday. “HBO also announced that it has decided not to proceed with the other successor show we had in development, the one I kept calling The Long Night, the pilot for which was shot