While HBO is moving forward with a new Game of Thrones prequel show, House of the Dragon for release in 2022, one of its earlier ideas was canceled. Now it"s been revealed how much HBO spent on one of the earlier projects: $ 30 million. That"s how much HBO spent to film the pilot for a show apparently based on the Long Night and Age of Heroes starring Naomi Watts.

In the new book, Tinderbox: HBO"s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers, former WarnerMedia chairman Bob Greenblatt spoke about the canceled prequel and revealed its price tag.

«They had spent over $ 30 million on a Game of Thrones prequel pilot that was in production when I got there,» Greenblatt said, as reported by IGN. «And when I saw a cut of it in a few months after I arrived, I said to [HBO boss Casey Bloys], „This just doesn"t work, and I don"t think it delivers on the promise of the original series.“ And he didn"t disagree, which actually was a relief.»

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