House of the Dragon: Game of Thrones Prequel Eyeing 2022 Debut
According to Deadline, HBO president Casey Bloys has confirmed that they’re planning to release their upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon in 2022 which would be three years after the original series had concluded its eight-season run. Bloys has also revealed that casting is still underway which is actually in line with previous reports back in July where the network was reportedly looking for actresses to portray the series’ female lead characters Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower.
Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the series will chronicle the rise and the downfall of the Targaryens, who is the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria. It will take place 300 years before the events of the award-winning series adaptation of Game of Thrones which aired its final episode last May 2019.
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House of the Dragon is created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal (Colony). Miguel Sapochnik has also signed on to direct the pilot and additional episodes of the series. Sapochnik and Condal are also set as co-showrunners of the prequel.
First published in 2018, Fire & Blood was released as a companion to A Song of Ice and Fire. The novel begins its tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.