Game of Thrones (GOT) without a doubt one of the most viewed and popular TV series of all time. It got became one of the most talked-about shows since its inception. The show brought in a staggering number of viewers across the globe back in May 2019. Needless to say, fans started demanding prequels and spinoffs of Game of Thrones to explain several stories and legends mentioned in the show, right after the ending of the last season.
Much to the delight of GOT fans, HBO has started casting for their Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon. This news comes after the network canceled the Naomi Watts starrer Game of Thrones prequel in 2019.
The project is based on George RR Martin’s Fire & Blood book, a history of House Targaryen set 300 years before the events described in Game of Thrones, which finished its eight-season run in 2019.
House of the Dragon will be helmed by Ryan Condal and will be working alongside Game of Thrones veteran Miguel Sapochnik. Sapochnik directed famous episodes like The Battle of the Bastards and The Winds of Winter. Apart from being a showrunner, Miguel Sapochnik will also direct the House of the Dragon pilot and a few additional episodes.
Sapochnik will direct the pilot and additional episodes in the show. According to the media reports, HBO has committed to 10 episodes of the series.
The network is yet to comment on any official casting but since the news broke fans are speculating that many characters from Martin’s book will make an appearance. Since Fire & Blood covers 150 years and the history of Westeros, it is unclear which characters will make it to the final script.
The media portal’s report also suggests that the Dance of Dragons and the Targaryen Civil War might be a part of the series since they were mentioned in Game of Thrones. The Targaryen Civil War was an important aspect in GOT since it ripped apart Westeros and hence tackling at some point in House of the Dragon is crucial. Other details about this prequel are still under wraps.
Martin’s book covers 150 years and includes the rise and fall of many leaders in the Westeros but it is not clear who has been cast for which roles so far. HBO is planning the House of the Dragon for 2022.
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