Fire and Blood prequel is becoming a series!

BooksMandala       Blog       31 October 2019
Fire and Blood prequel is becoming a series!

The first official Game of Thrones spinoff series is finally happening: House of the Dragon, a story exploring the rise of the Targaryen dynasty and set 300 years before the events of Thrones, will receive an initial 10-episode run at HBO. 

The prequel, which doesn’t have a premiere date, is the first of HBO’s original five pitched spinoffs to make it through to a confirmed series order.

The series is co-created by George R. R. Martin 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.

House of the Dragon is based on events chronicled in Martin’s historical Westeros companion book Fire and Blood, according to Martin’s post in May. 

The series, like the book, will largely concern the events that led to the Targaryen’s long reign over Westeros. The timeline sets the story as beginning 300 years prior to the events of Game of Thrones, which means the series will follow the years of Aegon I Targaryen’s steady campaign to conquer all of Westeros, a time that became known as Aegon’s Conquest.

The news was announced at WarnerMedia’s presentation to investors on Tuesday focused on the launch of its 2020 streaming service HBO Max.

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