This foreign born A-/B+ list mostly movie actress who is an Oscar winner/nominee turned down multiple movies because of a television show she thought she would be doing.
Apparently what was proposed to the network didn’t involve enough sex and nudity, so they went with something else.
HBO cancels Game of Thrones prequel starring Naomi Watts
A massively hyped Game of Thrones prequel series is not moving forward.
HBO has scrapped plans for a prequel from showrunner Jane Goldman that starred Naomi Watts and took place thousands of years before the original series. The network shot a full pilot episode in Northern Ireland earlier this year and has elected not to pick up the series. EW first heard of the plan to scrap the pilot weeks ago but HBO did not confirm the news.
A second GoT prequel project focusing on the Targaryen Civil War, however, is still in the works. The project hasn’t officially received a pilot order, but with this news, an order seems more likely. (UPDATE: HBO announced Tuesday evening that it has given a full series order to House of the Dragon, hired a top GoT director and released a poster.) – Source