Jane Goldman was leading the charge on this project, and it starred Naomi Watts, Josh Whitehouse, Denise Gough, Miranda Richardson, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Alex Sharp, and Toby Regbo. S.J. Clarkson (Jessica Jones) directed the pilot episode.
I’m actually kinda bummed out by this because the concept of the series sounded so cool! George R.R. Martin called the series “The Long Night,” which is the era that the story is set in. But, that wasn’t the official title. The series was set about 5,000 years before the events of Game of Thrones and would have featured a very different Westeros. It was explained:
“Westeros is a very different place. There’s no King’s Landing. There’s no Iron Throne.