At the outset, it was reported that the network was exploring five – count ’em, five – story pitches from a variety of top-tier scribes, including Jane Goldman (Kingsman) and George R.R. Martin himself. The former has made serious headway on her treatment (working title: ‘The Long Night’), given HBO has already cast Miranda Richardson, Jamie Campbell Bower, Toby Regbo, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, and Naomi Ackie.
And while that’s an incredibly exciting development, particularly as Thrones season 8 approaches its last hurrah, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that producer-director Bryan Cogman’s proposed series is effectively dead at HBO.
I’m definitely leaving. I was developing one of the successor shows with George. George has worked with a bunch of the writers, including Jane, whose show is being done [as a pilot]. My prequel show is not happening and will not happen.