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A ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Featuring House Targaryen Is Happening


There will be a Game of Thrones prequel series coming to HBO after all. It was reported earlier today that the prequel from showrunner Jane Goldman starring Naomi Watts had been canceled by the network, but HBO announced out of nowhere that a Game of Thrones prequel, “House of the Dragon”, is coming.

 

 

House of the Dragon, which is based on the Fire & Blood book—the telling of the story of House Targaryen by A Song of Ice and Fire creator George R.R. Martin—will focus on the Targaryen civil war and will be set roughly 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.

 

The series is co-created by Martin and Ryan Condal, with Miguel Sapochnik (director of epic Thrones episodes like Hardhome, Battle of the Bastards, and The Long Night) partnering as a showrunner along with Condal. Sapochnik will direct the pilot and additional episodes, and Condal will write the series.

 

HBO is currently fully revealing HBO Max ahead of its 2020 launch, but this surprise announcement of the Game of Thrones prequel is major news that’ll certainly bring plenty of excitement for the premium network. Martin had previously expressed optimism about the Targaryen-centered prequel based on The Dance of Dragons civil war, and HBO likely feels good about ordering the series without seeing a pilot because Condal can take directly from Fire & Blood, and Sapochnik has more than proven himself on Game of Thrones.

 

House of the Dragon will likely premiere on HBO in 2021.

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whispering wood
whispering wood
11 months ago

OMG YES! WOW!

Greg
Greg
11 months ago

Direct series order? Woah. Awesome.

The Watcher
The Watcher
4 months ago
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Should be good.

gingerbread man
gingerbread man
11 months ago

This is ALMOST like Christmas! I did not expect this.

irishcal
irishcal
11 months ago

Sapochnik involved? Count me in.

Brad
Brad
11 months ago

F* Yes

Dragon Energy
Dragon Energy
11 months ago

Major hit.

targ stan
targ stan
11 months ago

ommmmmmmmggggggggggggggggggggg

The Admiral
The Admiral
10 months ago

Thanks for giving GoT respect and not doing a bunch of clickbait content after it was over. Looking forward to HOTD stuff 2020/2021!

guiltyr3
guiltyr3
10 months ago

I’m impressed HBO went with a series order. Looking forward to the cast.

cr8zyhours
cr8zyhours
11 months ago

Great announcement before Halloween

WWprime
WWprime
9 months ago

So awesome.

Ronald
Ronald
8 months ago

I have been looking for more information on this. Secreative..

metriculate
metriculate
7 months ago

Hopefully almost as good as GOT

danyforlife
danyforlife
6 months ago

<3

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