Game of Thrones fans can rejoice as, HBO has ordered 10 episodes of a spinoff called ‘House of the Dragon’. The news comes in after reports emerged that the premium cable channel had nixed another series set in the world created by author George R.R. Martin.
As for the plot of House of the Dragon, the narrative will take place 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The new series will be based on Martin’s book ‘Fire & Blood’ and will tell the story of House Targaryen, HBO said.
The GoT Twitter handle shared the news about green lighting the new prequel series House of The Dragon by writing, "#HouseOfTheDragon, a #GameofThrones prequel is coming to
#HouseOfTheDragon, a #GameofThrones prequel is coming to @HBO.— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) October 29, 2019
The series is co-created by @GRRMSpeaking and Ryan Condal. Miguel Sapochnik will partner with Condal as showrunner and will direct the pilot and additional episodes. Condal will be writing the series. pic.twitter.com/9ttMzElgXm
According to reports by Hollywood publications, HBO had scrapped plans for a prequel starring Naomi Watts. A source familiar with the decision confirmed the reports were accurate.
The final season of Game of Thrones won 12 Emmy awards, including the top prize of best drama series, last month.