Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is confirmed to launch in 2022, according to a report from Variety.
The prequel has been announced last year and the series is already on its first stage of production. HBO Programming Chief Casey Bloys revealed that the show is scheduled for a 2022 debut.
HBO’s take on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire became a global hit. In its 8 seasons, it was able to take the world by storm and kept fans clamoring as they wait in between seasons.
For House of the Dragon, HBO will adapt Martin’s Fire and Blood book, which focuses on the history of the Targaryen lineage. The plot is set 300 years before the era of Game of Thrones.
Miguel Sapochnik was tapped to direct the pilot episodes.
“That was 8,000 years before the current show, so it required a lot more invention,” Bloys said when asked how much invention is needed for the series.
“One of the benefits of House of the Dragon is there was a text from George and there was a little bit more of a roadmap,” he added.
When asked about the abandoned pilot starring Naomi Watts, he said they couldn’t point out as to why they opted not to move forward with it.
“Pilots–sometimes they come together, sometimes they don’t,” Bloys admitted.
Martin is extremely excited for the prequel but he assured the fans that this would not distract him from completing the last two books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series.
“I expect to be involved in House of the Dragon to some extent, and who knows, if things work out, I may even be able to script a few episodes as I did for the first four seasons of Game of Thrones,” the author shared on his blog.
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