Hello, Game of Thrones fans! We have amazing news for all of you. Did you know that a prequel to our favorite television series is set to be released in HBO? Yes, the fire isn’t out yet. The huge fantasy hit Game of Thrones will officially have a successor series or a prequel and it’s called “House of the Dragon”. The story will evolve around one of the most famous families of George R. R. Martin’s saga – House Targaryen, the home of the dragons; and yes, you can expect a lot of dragon-riding, sibling marrying, and of course – dragon fire – a whole lot of it!
George Martin published the Targaryen family tree, as well as the other families in Westeros – House Stark, House Lannister, andHouse Tyrell, and House Greyjoy. “House of the Dragon” is set three hundred years before the events that unfolded in “Game of Thrones”. The story evolves long before Ned Stark and Robert Baratheon became good friends. It is also based on the book “Fire and Blood”.
The creators of the series are Ryan Condal and George Martin himself. Condal will also serve as a co-showrunner and writer. Meanwhile, the director of the five “Game of Thrones” episodes – Miguel Sapochnik – will direct the pilot episode as well as other episodes of “House of the Dragon”. In case you don’t know, Sapochnik bagged an Emmy and Directors Guild Awards for the memorable “Battle of the Bastards” episode from Game of Thrones’ sixth season.
HBO has placed a full-season order for ten episodes of the “House of the Dragon”. Although there isn’t an official release date yet, it seems that it will be aired sometime in 2021 as Condal has already done “a considerable amount of writing”, according to George Martin’s website. You may also expect some scenes from certain places where “Game of Thrones” was filmed such as Iceland, Scotland, Morocco, Ireland, Croatia, Malta, and Spain.