The gaping hole that the end of Game of Thrones left in your hearts is about to be filled with dragons, fire, and the white-haired Targaryen’s.
HBO has officially announced a Game of Thrones prequel, “House of the Dragon”. The spinoff will follow events 300 years prior to the original show Game of Thrones. Featuring the tagline “fire will reign”, the series is based on George R.R. Martin’s book ‘Fire and Blood’.
House of the Dragon will tell the story of House Targaryen, as they fight a civil war and ascend over the seven kingdoms. For the uninitiated, Targaryen’s have said to have descended from the nobility of ancient Valyria, they are the blood of the dragons who are known for their incestuous ways of trying to keep the bloodline “pure”. Their house sigil is a three-headed, fire breathing dragon and their house words are “fire and blood”.
Casey Bloys, HBO executive made the happy announcement at an event for HBO Max, AT&T’s streaming service coming next year. This announcement comes just hours after HBO canceled another prequel set to star Naomi Watts. The canceled prequel would have followed the first-ever battle between humans and the White Walkers, an event that took place thousands of years before Ned Stark’s “winter is coming.”
The prequel is written by Ryan Condal, with Martin’s book ‘Fire and Blood’ as the backbone for the story. Emmy winner Miguel Sapochnik will be a co-showrunner and will also be directing the pilot. George R.R. Martin will be co-executive producing with Vince Gerardis, Condal, and Sapochnik.
"The 'Game of Thrones' universe is so rich with stories," Bloys said. "We look forward to exploring the origins of House Targaryen and the earlier days of Westeros along with Miguel, Ryan, and George."
It’s still unclear when House of the Dragon will air.