HBO has announced a new prequel to the Game of Thrones (GoT) titled ‘House of The Dragon’.
Sharing the news with fans, Game of Thrones official Twitter page said: #HouseOfTheDragon, a #GameofThrones prequel is coming to @HBO . The series is co-created by @GRRMSpeaking and Ryan Condal. Miguel Sapochnik will partner with Condal as showrunner and will direct the pilot and additional episodes. Condal will be writing the series.
House of the Dragon series is based on Martin’s 2019 book ‘Fire & Blood’, a history of House Targaryen that spans roughly 150 years. The story is about the Targaryen civil war. The events in the new series will eventually lead up to The Dance of the Dragons, a massive civil war in the Seven Kingdoms held between two rival branches of House Targaryen.
GoT writer-producer Bryan Cogman originally developed the project at the network. Like the other prequel, the story takes place long before the events in GoT. Emmy-winning GoT director Miguel Sapochnik will serve as co-show runner and direct the pilot.
HBO came with this announcement soon after another HBO project of a GoT prequel, starring Oscar-nominee Naomi Watts, had been scrapped after a lengthy post-production on the pilot and issues during filming in Northern Ireland.
A poster was also released with the tagline “Fire Will Reign”:
“The Game of Thrones universe is so rich with stories,” says Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming. “We look forward to exploring the origins of House Targaryen and the earlier days of Westeros along with Miguel, Ryan and George.”