Game of Thrones will continue its legacy on HBO. Not long after reports surfaced that the premium cable network has dropped the first GOT prequel known as “Bloodmoon,” HBO has ordered a new one: “House of Dragon”
Hearing that Bloodmoon was scrapped at the network was probably like taking a knife for avid GOT fans. Thankfully, HBO isn’t about to let anyone bleed. Variety reports that a new one has earned a straight-to-series order from the premium cabler. This time it will be based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood.”
The title is a dead giveaway that this time Targaryens will take center stage. And fans surely don’t mind. In fact, a series based on the silver-haired dragonlords has long been fantasized. This time the prequel will be set 300 years prior to the events of the flagship series.
While Bloodmoon’s pilot reportedly didn’t sit well with HBO execs, the premium cabler opted to have someone who previously worked on GOT to direct this time. Miguel Spochnik, recurring Game of Thrones director, will helm the series’ pilot as well as additional episodes.
S.J. Goldman directed the pilot episode for Bloodmoon. According to Fansided, the pilot was screened for the network’s executives. They reportedly asked her and the team to make changes in editing. They did so and had it screened again but execs reportedly were still not convinced of their work.
This time, Ryan Condal along with Spochnik will serve as showrunners of the new prequel. Sapochnik previously directed a handful of GOT’s most successful episodes including: “Hardhome,” “Battle of the Bastards,” and “Winds of Winter.”
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