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'Game Of Thrones' Prequel 'House Of The Dragon' Gets August Release

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By Kristin Myers on March 30, 2022 at 11:45 AM EDT

The “Game of Thrones” prequel series “House of the Dragon” finally has a release date.

On Wednesday morning, the official Twitter page took to Twitter to announce the release date.

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Fans Are Thrilled ‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel Finally Gets Release Date!

On Twitter, the official “House of the Dragon” Twitter account posted a photo of a burning dragon egg with a burning drag in the background. However, most fans were focused on the giant “08.21” shown on the poster.

“August 21,” they wrote in the caption. “#HouseoftheDragon.”

“I’m so ready,” one fan wrote alongside a string of random characters.

“oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god,” wrote the Hero Mode HBO Max account.

“Let’s GOOOOOOO,” another wrote.

It’s official: the “House of the Dragon” will officially be released on HBO Max. Keep reading to find out the cast of the first “Game of Thrones” prequel series (because it’s definitely not the last!)

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The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel Cast Stars A Former Doctor

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Many fans already know that Matt Smith, the Eleventh Doctor on BBC’s “Doctor Who,” has been attached to the project. It also stars a cast of Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Fabien Frankel. Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best and Sonoya Mizuno. This series will be based on Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” which takes place 300 years before the events of “Game of Thrones” and focuses on House Targaryen. For fans of the books, Considine has been cast as King Viserys Targaryen.

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The show was co-created by Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik, with input from author George R.R. Martin himself. Fans of big-budget fantasy series might be interested to know that the long-awaited “Lord of the Rings” prequel series – “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” – will be released on Amazon Prime on September 2.

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George R.R. Martin Dishes On Other 'Game Of Thrones' Prequel Series

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In early March, author George R.R. Martin took to his blog to share some information about the upcoming prequel series and other projects that are currently in the works at HBO.

“HOUSE OF THE DRAGON has wrapped in London and is now in post-production,” he wrote in early March. “What I have seen, I have loved.  I am eager to see more. I am excited about the other successor shows as well, however.”

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“We are developing live action shows for HBO, and animated shows for HBO Max,” he added. “No, can’t tell you how many. But it is my hope that a number of these shows will get on the air Not all, no, it is never all, but more than one. I certainly hope so. Some of the ideas we are working on are quite different in tone and approach than what has gone before, and that thrills me. The world of Westeros (and Essos, etc) is huge, and there is room in it for many types of stories, about a wide range of characters.”

George R.R. Martin Reveals New Prequel Series Titles

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Martin revealed that some of the titles of the other prequel series have changed from what was previously announced.

“Bruno Heller, the creator and showrunner of ROME, is writing his pilot script for the Corlys Velaryon series. That one started out as NINE VOYAGES, but now we’re calling it THE SEA SNAKE, since we wanted to avoid having two shows with numbers in the title,” he explained.

“The other one TEN THOUSAND SHIPS, the Nymeria series,” he continued. “Amanda Segel, our showrunner, has delivered a couple drafts of that one, and we are forging ahead.”

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“The third of the live action shows is the Dunk & Egg series, helmed by Steve Conrad,” he wrote. “My team and I have had some great sessions with Steve and his team, and we really hit it off. He’s determined to do a faithful adaptation of the stories, which is exactly what I want; these characters and stories are very precious to me. The first season will be an adaptation of the first novella, ‘The Hedge Knight.’  Contrary to what you may have read on line, the show will not be called DUNK & EGG, which could be mistaken for a sitcom by viewers unfamiliar with the stories. We’re leaning toward A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS for the series title, though THE HEDGE KNIGHT has its partisans as well.”

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There is no word as to when these new stories will hit the streaming services, but at least fans can look forward to watching “House of the Dragon” on August 21!

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