Just when you thought you’ve moved on from the world of Westeros, it seems there’s a new show in the works to reel you back in. You heard that right, Game of Thrones is getting a prequel titled House of the Dragon!
Announced yesterday, the upcoming show’s 10 episodes will stage a deep dive into the House of Targaryens' history, and will be set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones. HBO has already ordered the show straight to series, which will be based on George RR Martin’s 2019 novel release Fire and Blood.
According to Game of Thrones’ official Facebook page, House of Dragons will be co-created and written by George and Ryan Condal. Partnering with Ryan as showrunner is Miguel Sapochnik, who’s also set to direct additional episodes for the series. Miguel notably won an Emmy Award last 2016 for directing The Battle of the Bastards episode.
The Facebook announcement was accompanied by a new concept poster with the tagline Fire Will Reign.
The prequel’s big reveal came just hours after HBO announced the cancellation of a previously planned spinoff supposedly led by Naomi Watts.
No official release date has been disclosed yet, but you can bet we’re keeping our ears peeled for further development and casting news.