The very first Game of Thrones sequel has finally been confirmed. WarnerMedia announced last October 29 that the prequel titled House of the Dragon has been green-lit for their new streaming platform, HBO Max.
House of the Dragon will be set 300 years prior to the beginning of HBO’s flagship show Game of Thrones created by George RR Martin and will focus on House Targaryen and their history. One can assume that it will probably start either during the Doom of Valyria or the events that followed after it or it might begin during Aegon Targaryen’s Conquest of the Seven Kingdoms. The series will be based on Martin’s latest book titled, Fire and Blood released last 2018 with the emphasis on the Valyrian house.
Casey Bloys, an executive from HBO announced the news during an HBO Max event after having previously announced that the another prequel in development that Naomi Watts was supposed to top-bill was cancelled.
Entertainment Weekly reported that the reason why HBO green-lit the Targaryen-themed prequel was because of the already available source material that Martin had already written to serve as a foundation for the series. The report added that the other prequel only had vague references that it can rely upon.
The plan is to have this new series lead up to the events of The Dance of the Dragons, a pivotal moment in the history of Westeros where two the main Targaryen family engages its branch house, House Blackfyre in an all-out civil war.
House of the Dragon will be co-produced by Emmy award-winning director Miguel Sapochnik, Ryan Condal, and George RR Martin himself, with Condal doing most of the writing for the show.
Warner Media’s upcoming streaming platform HBO Max will be launching in America in May of next year and will have a monthly subscription fee of $14.99. It is still unknown when the new Game of Thrones prequel will be premiered.