Today, HBO announced that it had axed its first Game of Thrones prequel, The Long Night, which was created by Jane Goldman and George RR Martin. Not even a few hours later, the company confirmed that another prequel series was officially happening.
HBO has given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order to House of the Dragon, a Game of Thrones prequel co-created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal.
Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal will partner as showrunners and will also serve as executive producers along with George R.R. Martin and Vince Gerardis. It was just announced at WarnerMedia Day by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming.
Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the series, which is set 300 years before the events of the series, will tell the the story of House Targaryen. Miguel Sapochnik will direct the pilot and additional episodes. Condal and Sapochnik will partner as showrunners on the series, which will be written by Condal.
“The ‘Game of Thrones’ universe is so rich with stories,” says Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming. “We look forward to exploring the origins of House Targaryen and the earlier days of Westeros along with Miguel, Ryan and George.”