Even though one Game of Thrones prequel is coming to a close over at HBO, it does seem as though another is beginning.
The same day that the network officially ended their prequel project from Jane Goldman, which was set thousands of years in the past, they have decided to order ten episodes of a series currently being called House of the Dragon. The project is co-created by series author George R.R. Martin alongside Colony alum Ryan J. Condal, and it is set 300 years prior to Game of Thrones itself. It’s all about the “beginning of the end for House Targeryan.”
This project is one that is a reworked version of a prequel that was conceived by Bryan Cogman, who is now a part of Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series. Martin’s book Fire & Blood serves as an influence of sorts for this new series, so there is a lot that is rooted within the books.
Here’s another fantastic reason to be excited about this new project — Miguel Sapochnik, who directed some of the best episodes of Game of Thrones, will serve as the director of the pilot and will also be co-showrunner alongside Condal. It’s rare for someone known first as a director to be a co-showrunner on television, but that speaks largely to the visual importance of the series alongside having a very clear vision.
Going ahead and giving this series the order that it has is a big move for HBO to make. It’s showing that they really believe in this project and they are ready to do whatever they can in order to make it successful. Yet, at the same time you’re going to have to wait for a while in order to see the show on the air. We’re talking here about a prequel with no pilot, and not even a cast and crew set at the moment. We imagine that a premiere date anywhere before 2021 is overly optimistic, and it could still be longer than that.
Yet, we will have more news on the future of this series the moment that we do have more to share on the subject.
What do you think about a new Game of Thrones prequel arriving on HBO in the future?
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