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Game of Thrones Prequel Series

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  1. SamT

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    Game of Thrones prequel pilot ordered by HBO: All the details ...

    HBO has officially greenlit a follow-up pilot to its acclaimed international hit Game of Thrones and it sounds just as massively ambitious as the original series.

    The network has ordered a prequel drama from writer Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Secret Service, X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass) and author George R.R. Martin. The network has released an official description of the show’s storyline, and it’s another tale spread across multiple locations and clans: Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.
     
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    I'm excited for this show, but the description begs the question: Why can't we ever see a show about the golden age instead of the darkest hour?
     
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    Golden ages are boring to watch.
     
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    This project is gaining steam. HBO released the following synopsis:
    “Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles 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’s 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.”

    HBO announced the following casting:
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    From left to right:
    • Naomi Watts (Academy Award nominee for 21 Grams and The Impossible), who headlines as "a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret"
    • Josh Whitehouse ("Poldark", the upcoming Valley Girl)
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    From left to right:
    • Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth, the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX)
    • Denise Gough (two time Olivier Award winner for People, Places and Things and Angels in America)
    • Jamie Campbell Bower (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, "Camelot", the Twilight movies, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, "Will", Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald)
    • Sheila Atim (Olivier Award winner for Girl from the North Country)
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    From left to right:
    • Ivanno Jeremiah ("Humans")
    • Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia movies, The Sisterhood Of Night, upcoming Starz miniseries "The Spanish Princess")
    • Alex Sharp (To the Bone, How to Talk to Girls at Parties)
    • Toby Regbo (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, "Reign", Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, "The Last Kingdom")
    Jane Goldman (Stardust, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, The Woman in Black, the Kingsman movies, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children) will serve as showrunner.

    SJ Clarkson ("Life on Mars", "Jessica Jones", "The Defenders", HBO’s "Succession" and the upcoming Star Trek movie) will direct the pilot.

    Goldman and Clarkson will executive produce, alongside "Game of Thrones" creator George R.R. Martin, former BBC Studios executive James Farrell, Jim Danger Gray ("Pushing Daisies", "Hannibal", "Orange is the New Black"), Vince Gerardis ("Flashforward", "Game of Thrones"), and Daniel Zelman ("Damages", "Bloodline", "Succession"). Chris Symes (Hellboy II: The Golden Army, "The Alienist") will be a co-executive producer.
     
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    Sadly, it does not appear there will be an upcoming Star Trek movie; Clarkson became available to direct this after Paramount released her from her obligation to them.
     
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    Have we heard anything official on this? That credit was included in HBO's official PR, implying that Clarkson still thought she was directing the movie at the time they announced this.

    I saw one website assume that because she's doing this, Star Trek 4 must not be happening. And then a bunch of other sites picked up the story.
     
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    ST4 was to begin filming in early 2019. There's been no movement from Paramount after salary negotiations fell apart with Pine and Hemsworth, so it's not starting any time soon. The actors and director have to be free to pursue other projects while Paramount makes an official decision, but getting the band back together when Paramount is ready could prove tricky. It will happen, but who knows when? It could take years, which in today's environment is too long.
     
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    Not officially, but I believe it's been reported that she was released from the hold they had on her; she may still be contracted to do the film if it's resurrected, but they had a hold on her in terms of scheduling, and apparently she (or her agent) was informed that the film was not happening on the timeframe she was contracted to work on it for.

    If things had gone as Paramount had originally intended, she would be deep into pre-production and about to go into principal photography right about now, which obviously is not gonna happen with Paramount refusing to pay Chris Pine the salary that they previously signed him for.
     

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