‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel ‘House Of Dragons’ Is Officially On Its Way

The dragons are coming back! In an announcement that is sure to thrill all Game of Thrones fans, HBO programming chief Casey Bloys said that the show’s prequel spinoff series House of the Dragon is receiving a straight-to-series order for 10 episodes.

As the title suggests, the series will tell the story of House Targaryen 300 years before the event of Game of Thrones. Casey Bloys who called the Game of Thrones universe rich with stories was quoted saying, “We look forward to exploring the origins of House Targaryen and the earlier days of Westeros along with Miguel, Ryan and George”. House of Dragons is based on George RR Martin’s spinoff book Fire & Blood, and the author will also co-create the show with Ryan Condal. Further, regular Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik, who won an Emmy for the classic episode Battle of the Bastards will direct the pilot of the show and additional episodes, and serve as the co-showrunner with Condal.

Martin’s Fire & Blood spans multiple generations of the Targaryen dynasty, but it’s unclear how House of the Dragon will approach the adaptation. All we know is that the book starts with the arrival of Aegon I in Westeros, as he unifies six of its seven kingdoms with his sister-wives Visenya and Rhaenys. Even the cast and filming locations are to be revealed yet, but reports state the series will cover the events leading up to The Dance of Dragons- the Targaryen civil war that split the house and united the Seven Kingdoms.

House of Dragons looks like it will be the flagship offering of HBO’s new streaming service, HBO Max, which is due to launch in May 2020.