It’s official: a Game Of Thrones prequel series is coming to HBO.
Months after the popular fantasy series came to an end, HBO have announced their plans to film a prequel series titled ‘House of the Dragon’, based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood.
The new series will be set about 300 years before events in the original series.
At a launch event for the HBO Max streaming platform in LA, Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming, said: “It’s my pleasure to announce today that we are ordering House of the Dragon straight to series for 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. pic.twitter.com/9ttMzElgXm
— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) October 29, 2019
“It tells the story of House Targaryen and the early days of Westeros.”
The news comes after another planned prequel, set to star Naomi Watts, was reportedly cancelled.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Naomi filmed a pilot episode over the summer, but HBO decided not to run with the series.
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