HBO announces ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series about the Targaryen family

Because “Game of Thrones” fell silent after the series finale in summer 2019, fans now crave more. They want more dragons, drama and blood. Well, fans are definitely in luck because HBO officially announced the green-light for “House of the Dragon,” a “Game of Thrones” prequel.

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. (Photo Helen: Sloan/HBO, found on ‘Game of Thrones’ Facebook)

The prequel series will primarily focus on the Targaryen family, according to Business Insider. It’s set about 300 years before the events of the original series.  

After two years of development, the new show hits HBO in a 10-episode, straight-to-series order. It comes from the brains of co-creators George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal.

Of course, Martin wrote the novels “A Song of Ice and Fire,” and his latest, “Fire and Blood,” that launched the televisions series. Joining him in production is Condal, the show’s writer, and partnered showrunner, Miguel Sapochnik. Sapochnik is famous for directing popular “Game of Thrones” episodes like “Hardhome,” “Battle of the Bastards,” and “The Winds of Winter.” According to the show’s Facebook post, Sapochnik will direct the prequel’s pilot and additional episodes. 

See the Facebook announcement and first official artwork of “House of Dragons.” 


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There is no projected release or production date for the show yet. But, knowing the intense work that went into creating the original series, I wouldn’t hold my breath for the release of “House of the Dragon.” Those creators liked to keep us waiting and anticipating…

Hopefully, we won’t see any accidental coffee cups sitting on the Westeros sets this time.