American cable network HBO has announced the title of the new Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon.
The new prequel is written by Ryan Condal (Colony), with George R.R. Martin set to co-executive produce.
The project is based on Martin’s 2019 book Fire and Blood and is a history of House Targaryen (the ancestors of Daenerys) as they fight through a civil war. The 10-episode project is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.
During the early hours of Wednesday, October 30, the announcement was made on the official Game of Thrones Twitter account.
Read the information below:
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.”
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. pic.twitter.com/9ttMzElgXm
— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) October 29, 2019
Date yet to be concluded for prequel to Game of Thrones
It is unclear when House of the Dragon is expected to air.
The goal of the prequel is to eventually have the events of the new series lead up to The Dance of the Dragons. It’s a major moment in the Seven Kingdoms history, leading to an all-out civil war between two rival factions of House Targaryen.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the reason HBO pushed forward with House of the Dragon is that the “established history penned by Martin serves as a backbone for the story”.
The news comes just hours after news broke that HBO cancelled a previously announced spin-off series.
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