‘Game Of Thrones’ Spinoff From Bryan Cogman Dead At HBO

Game of Thrones co-executive producer Bryan Cogman has confirmed HBO will not be moving forward with his concept for a spin-off of the hit fantasy series.

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Cogman revealed that his plans for a potential spin-off are “not happening and will not happen. HBO decided to go a different way.” Instead, Cogman will be moving on to work with Amazon as part of an exclusive deal he signed with the studio:

“I am done with Westeros. I’ll certainly miss it, but I’m excited to go out on my own and try to be in the captain’s chair of my own projects, armed with everything I’ve learned.”

Cogman was one of five people including Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island), Brian Helgeland (Legend), and Carly Wray (Mad MenThe Leftovers) and Jane Goldman all developing spin-off projects at the premium cabler. So far, only one of these has been greenlit at HBO, that being Goldman’s.

Goldman wrote the series pilot. She serves as showrunner along with Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin who is executive producing the series with Vince Gerardis and Daniel Zelman. Plot details for the series have not been revealed, nor has the series been officially titled, however, the logline for the untitled prequel is as follows: “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.”

The Game of Thrones prequel series stars Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse (Poldark). Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Shella Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, and Toby Regbo.

S.J. Clarkson is directing the series pilot. The first spin-off from the premium cabler is not expected to debut until at least one year after the final season of Game of Thrones airs so it’s possible we could see the Naomi-Watts-led Game of Thrones series make its debut in 2020.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the final season of Game of Thrones as we learn it.

Source: THR

‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8 Episode 3 Images Tease The Epic Battle Of Winterfell

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Game of ThronesHBO has released six new images from this week's new episode of Game of Thrones, teasing the epic Battle of Winterfell with the Army of the Dead.

Last week's episode ended with tension at an all-time high for the hit fantasy series as the White Walkers approached Winterfell, teasing the massive upcoming battle that took a total of 55-nights to shoot. Miguel Sapochnik, best known to Game of Thrones fans as the director behind the Battle of the Bastards episode, returned to helm the Battle of Winterfell. The images offer a new look at stars Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Conleth Hill.

You can check out the brand new images from Game of Thrones in the gallery below.

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David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill have written the final six episodes which have been directed by David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik, with Benioff and Weiss helming the series finale. Benioff and Weiss returned to executive produce the final season alongside Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield, with Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin serving as co-executive producers.

While the series is coming to an end, Game of Thrones will be followed by a prequel spin-off which is expected to premiere as early as 2020 and stars Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse (Poldark). Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Shella Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, and Toby Regbo. S.J. Clarkson will direct the series pilot.

Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, and Hannah Murray as Gilly.

Here is the synopsis for HBO’s Game of Thrones:

George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” depicts two powerful families — kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and honest men — all playing a deadly game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, and to sit atop the Iron Throne. Winter is coming.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the final season of Game of Thrones as we learn it.

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Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

News Editor, Film/TV Reporter at Heroic Hollywood.