Game Of Thrones Targaryen Prequel Series Expected For 2022
We've been given our first indication of when we can expect the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series about the Targaryen family.
HBO programming chief Casey Bloyds told Variety that 'his best guess' is that House of the Dragon is likely going to debut in 2022.
Asked why HBO dropped the other Game of Thrones prequel series, starring Naomi Watts, Casey said that these things happen all the time with TV shows.
Bloys told Variety: "Pilots - sometimes they come together, sometimes they don't. And I would say that was very much the case here. There's nothing I would point to and say 'Oh, this was the problem'.
"That [prequel] was 8,000 years before the current show, so it required a lot more invention.
"One of the benefits of House of the Dragon is there was a text from George and there was a little bit more of a roadmap. [Goldman's prequel] did have more challenges in terms of establishing a world, but I think she handled that beautifully... there wasn't one glaring thing."
The series will be executive produced by Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik. Sapochnik will direct the pilot and additional episodes, while Condal will be writing the series.
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Mr Sapochnik was the director who brought 'Battle of the Bastards', 'Hardhome' and 'The Long Night' - some of GoT's biggest and best episodes across the eight seasons.
Author behind the original series, George R. R. Martin, has already released a book detailing the history of the Targaryens called Fire and Blood, meaning HBO has plenty of source material to work with.
Fire and Blood begins with Aegon the Conqueror, who also was the ruler that created the Iron Throne that everyone in Westeros was so bloody keen to have.
The book goes into detail on how the dragon family held off repeated attempts to take the throne as well as from within their own ranks. A civil war known, known as the Dance of the Dragons, nearly destroyed their family and could have prevented Dany from ever being born.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the prequel series has been given 10 episodes for the first season.
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