Game of Thrones: George RR Martin on the cancellation of the prequel
While fans of Game of Thrones still assimilated the news that the prequel to the series would not go ahead, the author of the saga Song of Fire and Ice, George RR Martin, also wanted to express his regret about it. “I don’t know why HBO decided not to continue with the series in this case, but I don’t think it has to do with House of the Dragon,” said the writer, referring to the other project that does go ahead, focusing on the Targaryen House.
Game of Thrones author, George RRMartin, has been actively involved in the development of these series as a prequel. So last Wednesday he did not hesitate to share in his blog his enthusiasm for House of the Dragon, although he was equally saddened by HBO’s decision not to continue with the prequel that he himself had baptized as The Long Night.
“As exciting as the approval of the [ House of the Dragon ] series is, I would be remiss if I did not mention the bad news,” Martin wrote. “HBO also announced that it decided not to continue with the other successor program we had in development, the one I kept calling The Long Night … It goes without saying that I was sad to hear that the program would not go ahead. Jane Goldman is an excellent screenwriter, and I enjoyed brainstorming with her. “
“Needless to say, I was sad to hear that the program would not go ahead”
” I don’t know why HBO decided not to go ahead with the series in this case, but I don’t think it has to do with House of the Dragon, ” Martin continues. “It’s heartbreaking, as it is working for years on a pilot, shedding his blood, sweat, and tears, and turning it into nothing, it’s not uncommon. I’ve been there, more than once. I know Jane, and her team is experiencing great disappointment right now, and they have all my sympathy … my thanks for all their hard work and my good wishes for whatever they do next. “
The Long Night, as Martin calls it, was going to star Naomi Watts and move viewers thousands of years before the Game of Thrones events. This period of Westeros is known as the Golden Age of Heroes and would put the magnifying glass at the origin of the White Walkers.