Game of Thrones may be over bu fans of Westeros need not fear. HBO announced on Tuesday evening that House of the Dragon, a prequel series about the rise of House Targaryen was picked up straight to series.
Created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal, House of the Dragon will take place three centuries before Game of Thrones takes place and will draw from Martin’s book Fire And Blood as the source material.
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Miguel Sapochnik and Condal will serve as showrunners, and Sapochnik will direct the pilot and a number of other episodes in the 10-episode season. Sapochnik directed episodes like “Battle of the Bastards,” “Hardhome,” “Battle of Winterfell,” and “The Bells,” so it will be fascinating to see his vision of Westeros onscreen again.
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The series is co-created by @GRRMSpeaking and Ryan Condal. Miguel Sapochnik will partner with Condal as showrunner and will direct the pilot and additional episodes. Condal will be writing the series. pic.twitter.com/9ttMzElgXm
— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) October 29, 2019
This news come just hours after it was announced that the second prequel series, intended to take place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones in the “Age of Heroes,” was not picked up by HBO. Naomi Watts was cast as the lead and the pilot shot over the summer.