HBO lets it be known the Game of Thrones prequel, “House of the Dragons,” will debut in 2022.
While at the 2020 Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday, HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys filled in Deadline the following about the series.
“My guess is sometime in 2022,” he said about when the series will debut, stressing that it is too early to be more specific than that.
“They are starting writing,” Bloys said of the project from George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal.
Bloys also added that “obviously it’s a big, complicated show,” and said there is no casting news yet.
The article notes at one time four Game of Thrones prequels have been in development, but that the other three are either on hold or aren’t happening.
“For me for right now, I think getting House of the Dragon on the air will be the number one priority,” Bloys said. “There are no other blinking green lights or anything like that. Sometime down the road who knows, but there are no immediate plans. We are all focusing on House of the Dragon.”
House Of The Dragon is based on author and creator George RR Martin’s Fire and Blood, a history of House Targaryen that spans roughly 150 years, and is set back a couple of hundred years before the main Game of Thrones series, so Westeros won’t seem that much different. The House Of The Dragon pilot will eventually lead up to “The Dance of the Dragons,” a massive civil war in the Seven Kingdoms held between two rival branches of House Targaryen.
Additional details include House Of The Dragon is co-created by RR 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.