Game of Thrones Announces Its Prequel ‘House of the Dragon’
The announcement which all of the Game of Thrones’ fans have been waiting for has arrived. HBO has finally announced the one GoT prequel that was rumored since the start of its final season. House of the Dragon is the name of a spinoff series which will be based on George R. R. Martin’s novel series Fire & Blood.
Game of Thrones Gets A Spinoff
The cable network, HBO, announced on Tuesday, Oct 29 that they have ordered 10 episodes of House of the Dragon. To run the show, Miguel Sapochnik and Ryal Condal have been awarded the mantle. Furthermore, they might also work as executive producers alongside Vince Gerardis and GRRM.
This announcement came in shortly after rumors emerged that the Game of Thrones spinoff on the White Walkers has been canceled. HBO has not yet delivered any clarifications or reasons behind this rumor. Plus, for some unknown reasons, Naomi Watts is no longer part of the project. However, by announcing the much-awaited spinoff House of the Dragon, HBO entirely dismissed the news.
Remember, Sapochnik directed six episodes of the parent series, one of which was the Battle of the Bastards. The episode featured a battle between Kit Harrington’s Jon Snow and Iwan Rheon’s Ramsay Bolton. This very episode received the highest rating in IMDB’s episodes list. Now, Sapochnick will go on to direct the prequel’s pilot.
Story of House of the Dragon
The series, as the name suggests, will revolve around House Targaryen and its kings and their dragons, who ruled Westeros. This means that the story will take place around 300 years from the events of Game of Thrones. We are not yet sure if the story will link up with Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen (or Khaleesi) or not. Unfortunately, we don’t know much about the plot yet. It’s set to release somewhere in 2022.
Lastly, HBO is popular for putting lots of power behind its shows, especially those that are trending well. With Watchmen series already gaining hype and new episodes of Westworld coming up, HBO invests a lot on its few shows.