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HBO Cancels Games Of Thrones Prequel Starring Naomi Watts

HBO has announced it's cancelled a highly-anticipated Game of Thrones prequel starring Naomi Watts.

The project 'Bloodmoon' was set thousands of years before the original series and was developed by Goldman and George RR Martin.

Actors John Simm, Naomi Watts and Miranda Richardson were all on the bill to star in the series.

Screenwriter, Jane Goldman emailed the cast to tell them the prequel was being scrapped, said sources at The Hollywood Reporter.

Watts had previously told Net-A-Porter’s Porter Edit that she had "fears" about the show.

‘I don’t really know what to prepare for. I didn’t start watching until I was approached about this job.

But my brother [photographer Ben Watts], who is heavily into it, told me “Under no circumstances are you going to turn this down," Naomi said.

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