HBO Spends $30 Million on Cancelled Game of Thrones Spin-Off

According to a new book about the history of HBO, the channel spent 30 million dollars on the pilot of the canceled spin-off โ€œGame of Thronesโ€. This seems to be a project called The Long Night, which took place thousands of years before the events of the original. The script was in charge of Jane Goldman (โ€œStardustโ€), and HBO managed to order the debut episode.

According to the former head of WarnerMedia entertainment Bob Greenblatt, when he saw the footage, he realized that the project โ€œjust does not work. โ€ In addition, in his opinion, the quality level simply did not correspond to the original series.

Therefore, the prequel was eventually canceled, replacing it with the Dragon House, which was immediately ordered for the first season, so as not to repeat the large-scale expenses with the pilot of the previous show. Greenblatt also believed that HBO needed to reconsider its approach to creating large and expensive TV shows, because the firm has โ€œloose disciplineโ€ against the background of previous financial successes.

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