Hey there, “Game of Thrones” fans! Buckle up because we’ve got some juicy details about the vast world of Westeros that continues to expand with even more stories. One of the most anticipated expansions, “The House of the Dragon,” is certainly making waves, but let’s not forget that it’s not the only one in the works. Prepare to be amazed because there’s a whole lineup of spin-offs brewing!
Amidst this lineup was “Blood Moon,” a prequel series that was set to star the incredible Naomi Watts. However, to the disappointment of many, it got canceled before it could dazzle us on screen. But guess what? We’ve got a sneak peek into what could have been! The pilot episode’s images have surfaced thanks to the skilled hands of Floora Moody, “Blood Moon’s” head of makeup, who graciously shared them on Instagram. Although they were quickly deleted, some swift fans managed to save them for the rest of us to marvel at.
Floora Moody’s now-vanished post talked about the creativity and collaboration required in her field, stating: “It is the opportunity to play with shape and proportion,” and adding, “To see how makeup works, and work together to find the character that fits the director’s vision. Collaboration is the key!” She also nostalgically mentioned working on the “Game of Thrones” prequel with Naomi Watts about four years prior.
The revealed images tease a storyline that apparently centered around a union between House Stark and House Casterly—a wedding at Casterly Rock, to be exact. This event was said to take place thousands of years before the events of the original series, sparking curiosity about the ancient history of these noble families.
Now, if you’re craving your next “Game of Thrones” fix and are anxious about the fate of “The House of the Dragon,” fear not! Despite the rumbles of a Hollywood strike, “The House of the Dragon” managed to dodge any delays, and it’s all systems go for the next season. Matt Smith, who brings to life the enigmatic Daemon Targaryen, hinted that we could be diving back into the Targaryen dynasty around August of this year!
So there you have it! Even though “Blood Moon” won’t be gracing our screens, the “Game of Thrones” universe continues to thrive and expand in new and exciting ways. And with “The House of the Dragon” gearing up for another season, the fiery heart of the series beats on. Stay tuned for more intrigue, dragons, and the epic sagas of Westeros’ storied noble houses!