After the ridiculously disappointing ending to Game of Thrones, fans still ached for content that would be based on the show or better yet, the books by George R. R. Martin. That is why, when we heard the news of a pilot in the works co-written by Martin, a flicker of hope appeared.
Martin and Jane Goldman (Kingsman, Kick-Ass) received their pilot order earlier this year in June. The two were meant to executive produce this series together, alongside Vince Gerardis (Game of Thrones, Jumper) and Daniel Zelman (Damages). Unfortunately, Goldman has already emailed all the cast and crew that their production has ceased.
Initially reported by Deadline, the premise of the show was “the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend… it’s not the story we think we know.”
The pilot was set to star Naomi Watts, Josh Whitehouse, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, Toby Regbo, Miranda Richardson, Marquis Rodriquez, John Simm, Richard McCabe, John Heffernan, and Dixie Egerickx.
However, this is not the end for Martin and the world of Westeros. There are still multiple spin-offs being pitched to HBO, most notably House of the Dragon, set about 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones and focuses on the tales of the Targaryen family.