The decision to scrap the more ambitious Jane Goldman "Bloodmoon" pilot for the meat-and-potatoes Targaryen prequel House of the Dragon should be a sign that HBO needs to cut ties with the Game of Thrones universe, says Stuart Heritage. "Television is littered with the corpses of unnecessary spinoffs, from Caprica to AfterMASH, Baywatch Nights to Joey. Even successful spinoffs, like Better Call Saul, quiver under the shadow of their parent shows," he says. "At this point, with a tainted brand, an irritated fanbase and a pilot that’s proved a colossal waste of effort, perhaps the sensible thing would be for HBO to ditch Game of Thrones altogether."
TOPICS: Game of Thrones, HBO, House of the Dragon, The Long Night