Following the surprising news that the Game of Thrones prequel series starring Naomi Watts has been cancelled, HBO has confirmed that a full season has been ordered for prequel ‘House of the Dragon’.
Announced on Tuesday at WarnerMedia’s HBO Max investors presentation, the ten episode series will be written by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal and will be based on Martin’s Fire & Blood book. Game of Thrones veteran Miguel Sapochnik and Condal will partner as showrunners and executive producers, along with GoT co-executive producer Martin and Vince Gerardis.
The show will be set 300 years before the main events of Game of Thrones, chronicling the rise and fall of the once mighty House Targaryen, with Robert’s Rebellion perhaps serving as one of the main storylines.
“The Game of Thrones universe is so rich with stories,” says Bloys. “We look forward to exploring the origins of HouseTargaryen and the earlier days of Westeros along with Miguel, Ryan and George.”
HBO Max is set to launch next spring.
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
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