Filmmaker Brian Helgeland Reveals More Epic Information About Rejected Queen Nymeria-Centered ‘Game of Thrones’ Spin-Off

Filmmaker Brian Helgeland Reveals More Epic Information About Rejected Queen Nymeria-Centered 'Game of Thrones' Spin-Off
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Best known for his work on L.A. Confidential and Mystic River, both brilliant thrillers, filmmaker Brian Helgeland is certainly one of Hollywood’s more interesting authors. And while the Oscar-winning writer and director is best known for his work on movies, he has also pitched a Game of Thrones spin-off series to HBO, which was ultimately rejected. Tentatively titled 10,000 Ships, the series was supposed to be focused on Queen Nymeria, the warrior-queen of the Rhoynar, but the idea was ultimately rejected by HBO, which seems to be a very bad move.

Namely, Helgeland has revealed more information about his series, revealing that it would have been an amazing ocean epic, and knowing Helgeland’s writing skills, we’re quite certain that the series would have been amazing. The filmmaker has revealed more information about his planned project, and we are going to bring them here to you.

Nymeria, while she has not appeared in the main series, is not unknown to fans of the series and Helgeland thought that exploring her story would have been amazing. As he said, the story he came up with came out great, but HBO felt that it was not really in line with the main series, which is why they ultimately rejected it. Here is what he revealed:

It came out great, but I think they felt the period of my show was too far removed from the pillars of the original. That’s why it hasn’t been picked up yet, but nothing is ever dead. My script was based on Queen Nymeria and this little blurb about her that was in a Westeros encyclopedia. Essentially, it was the story of Moses but swapping him out for Nymeria. Her country gets ruined and her people are forced to live on the water, which is why the show was called 10,000 Ships. They end up having to leave and find a new home like the Israelites leaving Egypt. She’s leading all these people, trying to hold everyone together but things are always in danger of falling apart as they travel around a fictionalized version of the Mediterranean, looking for a new home to settle in. They end up having to leave and find a new home like the Israelites leaving Egypt. She’s leading all these people, trying to hold everyone together but things are always in danger of falling apart as they travel around a fictionalized version of the Mediterranean, looking for a new home to settle in. Their life was nomadic. Living in a raft city that was bound together, this big floating city.

Source: Inverse

If you ask us, this seems like a great story, and we’re certain that the fans would have loved it, especially since Helgeland is a household name when it comes to great stories. It is a bummer that HBO ultimately rejected the idea, but we know that the production company has a lot of plans for the world of Game of Thrones and that more new series are in the works, some of which we have already reported about.

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