Amid this global pandemic COVID-19, fans can take a deep breath of relief as the HBO has started to move forward with House of Dragons – the prequel of famous Games of Thrones. According to the Sources of Entertainment Weekly that HBO has started casting for their new project which will be a 10-episode series as well.
The House of Dragons is based on George R. R. Martin’s Fire and Blood, which was published in 2018 where the story revolved around the history of House Targaryen. Notably, it was set 300 years before the events in Game of Thrones started.
Martin and Ryan Condal have co-created the prequel who will even act as co-showrunner along with Miguel Sapochnik. Miguel has already directed some of the episodes of Game of Thrones which also included “The Bells,” “The Long Night” and “Battle of the Bastards”. He will now have the responsibility to direct the prequel pilot, as well as some additional episodes throughout the season as well.
However, according to EW, there is no official casting news available yet for the much-awaited series. On the other hand, fans have started their speculations about the potential lead characters based on the book. Meanwhile, it is not clear yet the series will be based on which time period as the novel covers 150 years.
But it is expected that the Dance of Dragons — the Targaryen Civil War will be used in the series which was earlier used as occasionally referenced in Game of Thrones. While the news of the prequel announced in October last year, its title is yet to be confirmed.
“After careful consideration, we have decided not to move forward to series with the Untitled Game of Thrones prequel,” HBO said at the time. “We thank Jane Goldman, S.J. Clarkson, and the talented cast and crew for all of their hard work and dedication.”
Notably, the famous series Game of Thrones has finally ended in May 2019 after eight seasons.