The Game of Thrones prequel has given fans a little bit of a sneak peek as they go into production in 2021. The official account of GoT revealed the first look at the show.
It gave us a first look into the mythical creatures from the show’s upcoming series. The prequel to Game of Thrones is titled, House of the Dragon. “Dragons are coming,” the tweet reads as the pictures of a red dragon were revealed. And of course, referring to the name itself the creature is a big part of the series.
The original HBO series was based on the books written by George R.R. Martin. Game of Thrones ended after eight whole seasons back in May 2019. As everybody knew at the time, fans were not happy with the ending of the show.
Fans were furious with the way the character of Daenerys Targaryen ended. However, the demise of the Mother of Dragons did not stop HBO from plotting multiple shows from the original fantasy. Another prequel which is still in its developmental stages stars Naomi Watts.
She will play the role of a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret. The prequel was set to “chronicle the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.” The project had initially started as the network filmed the pilot. However, HBO chose not to move ahead with the project.
House Of The Dragon Expected To Release in 2022
House of the Dragon is said to be based upon the author’s book Fire & Blood and it will revolve around the members of House Targaryen. It is a companion book of the original series which is about the history of the Targaryens. House Targaryen ruled over Westeros for 300 years, before Robert’s Rebellion ended their reign. The show is said to have 10 episodes and as GoT fans know, Targaryens have a special connection with dragons.
It is quite obvious that dragons will be part of the show. Paddy Considine will be playing King Viserys Targaryen as announced in October. His character is chosen by the lords of Westeros to succeed the Old King, Jaegaerys Targaryen.
Although we do not know if fans will love the prequel as much as they loved Game of Thrones, we sure know dragons might have excited the fans all over. The show by HBO is expected to be released by 2022. It will have the reign of the Targaryen family in the Seven Kingdoms. The show is from 300 years before the hit fantasy series.
There was no information on who had been selected amid the news of the casting. Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik will be at the helm of the series according to the publication show. The duo has directed one of the most famous episodes of the show, Battle of the Bastards.
HBO has signed off on the show to be a 10 episode season. It is also reported that Condal and Sapochnik will be behind the director’s chair for the first episode.
HBO Was Developing Five More Prequels To Game Of Thrones
Although the casting of the show is under wraps, the source revealed some other information about the prequel. It is reported that Dance of the Dragons, the civil war between the Targaryens will also be included in the show. However, it is not clear at which specific point will they incorporate the storyline.
House of the Dragons was one of the five projects HBO was developing. The network handed out a straight to series order for the prequel. The initial project, Game of Thrones, was written by Bryan Cogman. Meanwhile, according to an entertainment portal, the prequel is a new take on the show. It is written by Colony creator Ryan Condal.
Spoiler Alert! In the series, Emilia Clarke’s character was believed to be the last of the Targaryens. Until it was revealed that Jon Snow’s real parents were Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. This made his character the true heir of the Throne.
HBO had commissioned five pilots from different writers, as it was heading towards the final seasons. However, only House of the Dragon moved ahead to be a series. The network did order another pilot set 8,000 years ago before George R. R. Martin’s books. It was an untitled project which would have been the spin-off of Game of Thrones.
That pilot starred Naomi Watts, Miranda Richardson, and Jamie Campbell Bower, among many others. It was written by Jane Goldman and directed by S.J. Clarkson (The Defenders). However, the network passed on bringing it to series.