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Date TimeOctober 30, 2019
VoiceWith prequel Bloodmoon canned, the fate of the TV smash only gets more pitiful. Perhaps it’s time for HBO to snuff out the world of Westeros altogether
Its time for the Game of Thrones universe to die
These are testing times for Game of Thrones. After the series ended on an unmistakably damp note, with even its director admitting it was “rushed”, last week the showrunners put the boot in even more, alienating the core fanbase at a film festival panel. Now comes even worse news: Bloodmoon, the long-awaited Game of Thrones prequel, has been killed, with another spin-off being put to series ahead of it.
It’s a big, embarrassing about-face for HBO, who have been pouring millions into wringing more cash out of the Game of Thrones universe. Bloodmoon’s development was in the advanced stages – it had a cast including Naomi Watts, a set, an in-the-can pilot, an audience of eager fans who you suspect would gobble up anything with the Game of Thrones stamp … but it wasn’t enough.

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