Game Of Thrones prequel House Of The Dragon has received a 10-episode, straight-to-series order from HBO, the company has announced. The new series is co-created by George R. R. Martin and Ryan Condal, with Condal and Miguel Sapochnik acting as showrunners.
Set 300 years before the events in Game Of Thrones, House Of The Dragon is based on George R. R. Martin’s Fire & Blood series. If the title of the books didn’t give it away, the series tells the story of House Targaryen.
Condal, co-creator and showrunner of the series Colony for three seasons, will write the House Of The Dragon. Sapochnik, who won an Emmy and DGA Award for directing the Game Of Thrones episode Battle Of The Bastards, will direct the pilot and additional episodes. The new series is Sapochnik’s first project as part of an HBO deal where he will develop and produce content for HBO and HBO Max.
“The Game Of Thrones universe is so rich with stories,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming. “We look forward to exploring the origins of House Targaryen and the earlier days of Westeros along with Miguel, Ryan and George.”
The news of the series order for House Of The Dragon comes as reports of another Game Of Thrones prequel, written by Jane Goldman, starring Naomi Watts and set 1,000 years in the past, has been reportedly cancelled after a pilot was filmed.