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HBO spent an eye-popping amount of money on axed ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoff

axed “Game of Thrones” spinoff series, which was set to star Naomi Watts, spent a hefty $30 million making one episode, according to former WarnerMedia chairman Bob Greenblatt. “They had spent over $30 million on a ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel pilot that was in production when I got there,” Greenblatt tells James Andrew Miller in the journalist’s new oral history of HBO, “Tinderbox.” “And when I saw a cut of [the pilot] a few months after I arrived, I said to [HBO head of content 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.”The proposed series was from Jane Goldman, who wrote the “Kingsman” film series, and was to take place
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