Yesterday was the largest Game of Thrones information day for the reason that unique present ended earlier this 12 months. First, we realized that HBO had opted to not choose up Jane Goldman’s Game of Thrones prequel to sequence. The present, purportedly titled Bloodmoon — I assume we’ll by no means know for positive now — would have been set 1000’s of years earlier than the story we all know, and would have centered on the primary time the White Walkers invaded Westeros.
Naturally, individuals have been shocked, together with stars from the unique present. “I simply heard that immediately,” Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) instructed Entertainment Tonight proper after the announcement. “I’m not really too sure [what happened]. It’s difficult to get stuff made. I wonder. Maybe it’ll be reincarnated at some point, but if it wasn’t meant to happen now, then I’m sure it’s because they know that it wasn’t going to be as perfect as it should have been.”
So what did occur? We don’t know something for positive, however I’m fortunately accepting rumors and tall tales. That’s most likely underselling Michael Ausiello of TV Line, a former Entertainment Weekly reporter together with his ear to the bottom of what’s happening in Hollywood. According to his sources, the pilot for Bloodmoon was “troubled” from an early stage, with price range overruns, quite a few personnel points and many inventive variations.
“Creative differences,” after all, could be code for completely something. You must surprise if HBO’s new mum or dad firm AT&T put in its two cents in a method that HBO didn’t again when Game of Thrones was first getting off the bottom, however I digress.
Anyway, per Ausiello, Goldman and her workforce screened the pilot for executives in the summertime. They didn’t prefer it and requested her to return and make enhancing modifications. She did, they screened it once more, they nonetheless didn’t prefer it, and right here we’re.
Clarke is correct that it’s onerous to get issues made in Hollywood. Pilots, for higher or worse, are rejected fairly frequently. Still, HBO should have anticipated individuals being upset with the information, as a result of it introduced that it had ordered House of the Dragon — a present in regards to the Targaryen dynasty — only a couple hours later. I wouldn’t seeing Clarke’s response to that, both.
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