On the same day that news broke about the cancellation of a female-led, female-written, female-directed “Game of Thrones” prequel pilot. HBO announced that it had sent a new show directly to series a prequel that will focus primarily on the Targaryen men, with a creative team consisting entirely of men.
HBO is not blind to the horrible optics regarding diversity on every level of the original GOT series.
Only one woman, Michelle MacLaren, ever directed on the series, four episodes.
Six percent of the show’s 73 episodes were directed by women.
Only 3 women ever wrote on the series (9 episodes) Jane Espenson, Vanessa Taylor, and Gursimran Sandhu.
The magic of “Game of Thrones” didn’t come from men.
“House of the Dragon” isn’t the only thing at HBO stuck 300 years in the past.