HBO has finally announced that it is working on a Game of Thrones prequel series focusing on the Targaryens, by the name of House of the Dragon.
The network made the official statement soon after reports broke that a possibly new prequel show. And which focuses on the Age of Heroes and stars Naomi Watts, will no longer be in the series.
The reports first appeared in September 2019 that HBO close to ordering a pilot of a Targaryen–focused venture. Now, after having a clear idea of what’s in store for the fiery series. So, here is everything to know about the House of the Dragon so far.
House Of The Dragon Season 1: Release Date
In the 2020 TCAs, HBO programming president Casey Bloys hints that House of the Dragon will release in two years. So fans need to wait for a little more.
The storyline is based on the Book Fire & Blood.
Martin’s time about the past of House Targaryen initially aired in November 2018. It will provide the source material for the upcoming series. The story starts 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, we know. According to its synopsis, it covers significant battles like the Dance of Dragons (the Targaryen civil war) and the aftermath of the Doom of Valyria.
A Total of 10 Episodes Created by Ryan Condal
Screenwriter Ryan Condal jotted the former USA Network show Colony. As well as the action movies Rampage (2018) and Hercules (2014). Both casting Dwayne Johnson. He will script the House of the Dragon series, which he envisioned with Martin, and serve as co-showrunner with “Battle of the Bastards” director Miguel Sapochnik.
Game Of Thrones Director Miguel Sapochnik will be a great contributor.
He helmed some of GoT’s best battle episodes. It includes “Hardhome,” “Battle of the Bastards,” (which won an Emmy Award). “The Long Night,” and “The Bells” (the eighth season battle at King’s Landing).
While working as a co-showrunner, he’ll direct the pilot—also a few other episodes.
George R. R. Martin will be a part of the project.
In a release on his blog about the headlines, the Song of Ice and Fire author stated that he would be involved in the new series. However, not until he is finished scripting. The sixth book in the order that has been long anticipated. Also, that created the original Game of Thrones show.
The show might revive some of Game of Throne’s iconic shooting locations.
In his blog statement about the upcoming series, Martin suggested that it might revisit countries that served as filming locations for Game of Thrones. It includes Ireland, Iceland, Scotland, Croatia, Morocco, Malta, and Spain.
The potential Cast for the House Of Dragons
House of the Dragon has already in the works for looking for the cast. However, the cast breakdown is not yet evident. At the same time, viewers will surely be theorizing which Targaryens will appear in the series. The prediction is that the key roles could include King Viserys I, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Queen Alicent Hightower, and Aegon II Targaryen. But that remains unconfirmed.