House of the Dragon isn’t the only Game of Thrones spin-off with earlier events. But it’s the first serial to make it onto the screen.
In 2018, HBO announced the production of a pilot episode of a prequel to Game of Thrones called Bloodmoon, or Long Night. It even went into production and the pilot episode was produced at a cost of $30 million. According to The Hollywood Reporter, George RR Martin himself did not watch the failed episode.
“It wasn’t bad or unwatchable or anything like that,” said former WarnerMedia CEO Robert Greenblatt. “It was very well produced and looked amazing. But it didn’t take me to the same place as the original series. It didn’t have the depth and richness. I enjoyed the first pilot episode of the original series.
Bloodmoon would have taken place years before Game of Thrones during the era of mythical heroes and the winter apocalypse known as The Long Night. It starred Naomi Watts and will delve into a period of time that hasn’t appeared on screen… and that’s only half the problem. George R.R. Martin’s novels only touched on a few lines of the events that would have been covered in this series.
Martin said of it: “Bloodmoon has been a very difficult task. We are dealing with more primitive people. There were no dragons yet. Much of the pilot episode revolved around the wedding of a Southern family with a Northern family and went into the entire history of the White Walkers. “.
But despite the concerns, reports revealed that series general manager Jane Goldman was confident about the pilot, gathering room from the authors and making changes to the episode based on studio feedback. At that time, the series was cancelled.
However, for the time being, there are still other series derived from Game of Thrones currently in the works, and the closest is House of the Dragon, which will be shown on August 21, 2022. In addition to a series with subsequent events about the character of Jon Snow is also in production.