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Game of Thrones Prequel ‘House of The Dragon’ officially starts production

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For months, many fans were looking keenly at how the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series will take shape. Well now, we have confirmation that production for House of the Dragon has officially begun. HBO made the official announcement on Twitter, sharing a picture from a table read, adhering to social distancing.

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Game of Thrones Prequel is finally in production!

Game of Thrones Prequel 'House of The Dragon' officially starts production

The table read of House of the Dragon included stars Paddy Considine and Matt Smith. They’ll be portraying important characters from the Targaryen Dynasty, from 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones. This show will be based on George RR Martin‘s 2018 novel Fire & Blood, which details the 300-year long history of Targaryen rule over Westeros. Moreover, Martin is working alongside showrunners Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan J Condal, and the show is scheduled for release in 2022.

As far as the casting is concerned, Matt Smith will portray Prince Daemon Targaryen, whereas Emma D’Arcy will play the fierce Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. Moreover, The Outsider star Paddy Considine will play the kind and gentle King Viserys Targaryen, and the events will surround the infamous Targaryen Civil War. We don’t have any still from the show as of yet, however, there were a few leaked images of D’Arcy and Smith on a beach, filming House of the Dragon in their Targaryen costumes.


Despite the uproar, we do not know the final date when the Game of Thrones prequel will start streaming on HBO Max. But, we do know that HBO is willing to revive a Game of Thrones franchise, much like Marvel and DC. To what extent will they succeed, however, is something that is yet to be determined.

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