- It was recently announced that a new Game of Thrones prequel series will be in development
- This is after a first planned spinoff series, which is to star Naomi Watts, was reportedly scrapped
- The new prequel series, which will be based on George R.R. Martin’s book, “Fire & Blood,” will take place 300 years before the events of the original series
Game of Thrones has been one of the most popular series to date, with viewers watching every episode and some even holding watching parties. Based on the series of books by George R.R. Martin called “A Song of Fire and Ice,” it dealt with the power struggle between houses on who will take over the Iron Throne, becoming the ruler of the whole of Westeros, while at the same time, a brooding danger was approaching from the north as “winter is coming.”
The series has ended recently with its eighth season, where some fans became divided with the finale as the story greatly deviated from the books, as the book series is still unfinished. But after the finale, news of a new spinoff series based on the story and is to be a prequel, was supposed to be in the works.
Only recently, news started spreading that the said spinoff, which is to star Naomi Watts, was scrapped, but HBO has yet to comment on it.
Despite HBO not commenting on the rumors, they have confirmed that a prequel series for Game of Thrones has been greenlit, and will be called “House of the Dragon.”
According to reports, the series will be 10 episodes long and will be based on the book “Fire & Blood,” which is a companion book to A Song of Ice and Fire.
This series will take place 300 years before the events of the original series and will tell the story of the Targaryens who ruled Westeros. The House Targaryen is the house where lead character Danaerys came from, and were known to control dragons.
Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal will be the showrunners for this new series. Sapochnik as directed six episodes of the original series, including the most viewed episode “Battle of the Bastards.”