Game of Thrones Targaryen prequel gets full series order and title


HBO might have canceled its Game of Thrones prequel set during The Long Night, but it appears it’s very ready to move forward with its Targaryen spin-off series.

Yesterday was an emotional rollercoaster for Game of Thrones fans, with HBO dropping a lot of news regarding the two prequel series in the works. Unfortunately, the one chronicling The Long Night won’t be moving forward, but there is some good news for those wishing to return to Westeros: The recently announced Targaryen prequel has received a full series order from HBO.

According to Deadline, the news was announced at WarnerMedia’s HBO Max investors presentation Tuesday evening. The spin-off will reportedly skipping a pilot order, receiving a straight-to-series order of 10 episodes instead. It also finally has an official title: House of the Dragon.

Check out HBO’s first poster for House of the Dragon here:

In its Twitter announcement about the show, the network also confirmed that George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal will be co-creating it, while Condal and Miguel Sapochnik will serve as showrunners. Condal will also write the show, which is comforting given his experience working on the original Game of Thrones series.

House of the Dragon will be based on Martin’s Fire & Blood, which takes an in-depth look at the history of House Targaryen. The series will take place 300 years prior to the events of Game of Thrones, and it’ll likely feature events like Aegon Targaryen’s conquest of Westeros and The Dance of Dragons.

It is kind of a shame that we won’t get the same in-depth history when it comes to the White Walkers, but perhaps, if House of the Dragon is a success, HBO will resurrect some of its earlier spin-off ideas. As excited as we are about more dragon-centric storylines, we’re still waiting on our female-led and female-run Game of Thrones spin-off.

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