The Naomi Watts-led Game of Thrones prequel project set to land on HBO is not moving forward. Jane Goodman was directing the project, which shot a pilot over the summer. The story was set to follow the "Age of Heroes" and the first ever battle between man and White Walker, thousands of years before the wars and dragons of Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington's time.
Goldman reportedly emailed the cast to share the news. She and the GOT writer George R. R. Martin penned the project, which reportedly focused on issues of race, power and intrigue.
The project was among several GOT spinoff series greenlit by HBO. News recently broke that the network is nearing a deal to produce a second pilot based on GOT, from Martin and Ryan J. Condal. This one will reportedly focus on the reign of Targaryen kings shortly before the events of the blockbuster Emmy-winning series.
Among the reactions on Twitter were:
"It's time we all pitch in and give Naomi Watts three good projects in a row"
"Naomi Watts just like CANNOT pick the right project"
"Naomi Watts is cursed"
Watts' headlining and much-buzzed about project Gypsy was also famously canceled by Netflix in 2017.