HBO announced this Tuesday about the prequel of Games of Thrones, House of Dragon.
The prequel is written up by Ryan Condal and George R.R. Martin who all set to co-executive production. The project relies on the book written by Martin “Fire & Blood”, which is based on the history of House Targaryen (the ancestors of Daenerys) fighting through a civil war. To date, about ten episodes have been ordered for the series.
According to HBO, the show is set 300 years before the original events of “Game of Thrones” which tells the story of House Targaryen.
Miguel Sapochnik, known for winning an Emmy by directing the “Battle of Bands” series will be a partner with Condal as a co-showrunner and director of the pilot episode. The executive producers will be Vince Gerardis, Spochnik along with Condal and Martin.
Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming reported, “The ‘Game of Thrones’ universe is so rich with stories,” “We look forward to exploring the origins of House Targaryen and the earlier days of Westeros along with Miguel, Ryan, and George.”
House of the Dragon will prove to be a primary project for a brand new deal that is signed with HBO by Sapochnik, he will then develop and turn out content for both HBO and HBO Max, according to CBS News.
The news broke out after few hours after the news that HBO has previously canceled its deal of Game of Thrones series.
One of the reasons why HBO took this initiative of introducing House of The Dragon is due to the deep and rooted story penned by Martin to serve as a history and foundation for the story.