Game Of Thrones: Spinoff Ideas Rejected By HBO For Being Too Bizarre

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A Game of Thrones spinoff idea was scrapped by the network due to its weirdness according to an HBO insider. The said concept would center around the Seven Gods of Westeros.

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The hit epic fantasy show premiered in 2011 and concluded its eighth season in 2019. A prequel entitled House of the Dragon is on its way and is expected to arrive this August 21. The story is set 300 years before the events in Game of Thrones, which will focus on the House Targaryen leading up to the civil war. Based on the novel Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin, the prequel stars Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, and Rhys Ifans.

Which Game Of Thrones Spinoff Ideas Were Rejected?

In an article by The Hollywood Reporter, the rejected spinoff idea would explore the early days of Westeros, and it will focus on the Seven Gods: the Father, Smith, Warrior, Mother, Maiden, Crone, and Stranger. These characters would be the basis of the origins of Westeros mythology. While this unique concept was considered for a project, it was still scrapped.

Bloodmoon, cancelled Game of Thrones prequel

Bloodmoon was another Game of Thrones spinoff concept that did not make the cut. It was actually made in production starring Naomi Watts. The pilot episode cost $30 million, yet the entire series was deserted after it was viewed by the network. It felt like a high risk for the studio, and even Martin was not allowed to see the canceled show.

Many controversies surrounded the final season of the Game of Thrones saga. While there’s another spinoff focusing on Jon Snow, HBO content chief Casey Bloys says she is open to exploring all the various mythos surrounding Westeros and the show itself.

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Fans are hopeful that the upcoming House of the Dragon series, which the trailer just recently dropped, will redeem the entire franchise and bring back fans’ excitement towards the Game of Thrones saga.


Written by Ariane Cruz

Articles Published: 2021

Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.