Amid growing criticism, HBO stepped in to defend the show, though Bloys admitted that the initial announcement had been “misguided” and they “could have done a better job with the press rollout” in light of the sensitive subject. A short while later, the project was seemingly put on the back burner.
Game of Thrones: Every Major Character’s First and Last Appearance
In the meantime, Benioff and Weiss have moved on to several other projects, as the in-demand duo stepped down from their planned Star Wars trilogy to follow-up on a number of new commitments in their schedule after signing a “historic deal with Netflix.”
As for the Game of Thrones universe, there are still a whole bunch of spinoffs and series’ currently in the works, including a prequel series called House of the Dragon, based on George R. R. Martin’s Fire & Blood fantasy novel, though we might have some time to wait for that release.
For more, check out our explainer on when House of the Dragon takes place and some of the events we might see in the prequel.
Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.