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    Emilia Clarke Reacted To The "Game Of Thrones" Prequel Getting Cancelled And She's Just As Shocked As The Rest Of Us

    "Maybe it'll be reincarnated at some point," Clarke said of the reportedly scrapped prequel.

    Game of Thrones actor Emilia Clarke has reacted to the news that a prequel of the show which boosted her to fame has reportedly been cancelled.

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    In summer 2018, before the final season of the HBO show was aired, it was revealed that the network had ordered a pilot of the prequel. A cast was later announced, with Naomi Watts taking a leading role.

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    According to an HBO description, the spinoff would take place "thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones" and would chronicle "the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour".

    A press release at the time said Watts' character would be a "charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret".

    However, on Tuesday reports claimed that the prequel had been scrapped, with cast and crew members apparently receiving emails saying that HBO had officially passed.

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    To further confuse matters, the network refused to confirm the reports and then went on to announce a different Game of Thrones spinoff show, titled House of the Dragon.

    This prequel will be an adaptation of George R. R. Martin's 2018 book Fire & Blood and will focus on House Targaryen, set 300 years before Game of Thrones.

    But, when asked about the news that the original prequel had been scrapped, it appeared that Emilia Clarke was just as surprised as the rest of us.

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    "I just heard that today," a shocked Clarke told Entertainment Tonight. "I suppose it's just reflective of the state of our...you know, it's difficult to get people to go and see stuff and it's difficult to get stuff made."

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    However, although she didn't give up all hope for the prequel to still go ahead, Clarke did reveal that there would almost definitely be a good reason for it not going ahead.

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    "Maybe it'll be reincarnated at some point," she said. "But if it wasn't meant to happen now, then I'm sure it's because they knew it wasn't going to be as perfect as it should've been."

    You can watch a clip of Clarke's interview here.

    Ben Henry is a celebrity reporter for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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