‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel Pilot With Naomi Watts Not Moving Forward At HBO

Deadline reports the Game of Thrones prequel pilot starring Naomi Watts will no longer move forward at HBO.

Before Game of Thrones concludes its eight-season run earlier this year, HBO hired a team of writers to develop a number of potential spin-offs and eventually selected a prequel that would eventually star Naomi Watts in an unknown role. While production on the Game of Thrones pilot was completed, Deadline has heard that showrunner and writer Jane Goldman has been emailing cast and crew to inform them of HBO’s decision to cancel the project.

News of HBO’s decision to pull the plug on the Game of Thrones prequel comes after rumors of a troubled production for the Naomi Watts pilot, which was shot in Northern Ireland. The outlet notes that HBO has not confirmed this latest development on the Naomi Watts project.

Details on the Game of Thrones prequel are still under wraps, though the series was said to be set roughly 5,000 years before the events of George R. R. Martin’s original story. Directed and executive produced by S. J. Clarkson,  the pilot featured an ensemble cast that included Naomi Watts, Josh Whitehouse, Toby Regbo, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Alex Sharp, Miranda Richardson, Marquis Rodriguez, John Simm, Richard McCabe, John Heffernan, and Dixie Egerickx.

In September, HBO has the unofficial green light to another Game of Thrones prequel from George R. R. Martin and Ryan Condal. Centered on the downfall of House Targaryen, the second prequel is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.

Are you disappointed that the Naomi Watts Game of Thrones pilot has been axed? Were you excited to see Naomi Watts in Westeros? Let us know below and stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the HBO’s plans for the Game of Thrones franchise.

Source: Deadline

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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