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Here’s why HBO canceled the Bloodmoon prequel series

Vladimir Furdik
Vladimir Furdik stars as the Night King in Game of Thrones. Pic credit: HBO

Before House of the Dragon, there was Bloodmoon. This prequel series was set to dig deep into the far history of Westeros as it dealt with the creation of the White Walkers.

HBO commissioned a very expensive pilot to be made that starred Naomi Watts as a socialite who was hiding some sort of dark secret.

According to HBO, this prequel series was expected to tell the story of The Long Night, which is featured in the A Song of Ice and Fire series by author George R. R. Martin. The following synopsis was provided by HBO.

“The series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. From the horrifying secrets of Westeros’s history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend, only one thing is for sure: It’s not the story we think we know.”

This prequel series never really had a solid title, going by the working titles of both The Long Night and Bloodmoon. However, before a name could officially be given, HBO had pulled the Game of Thrones spinoff series and quickly announced it would be producing House of the Dragon.

Now, the network has finally revealed why they decided to scrap Bloodmoon.


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