‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel ‘House Of The Dragon’ Gets Series Order From HBO

Recalling the Seinfeld episode where he earns the moniker “Even Steven”, HBO drops one Game of Thrones prequel and greenlights another. At yesterday’s HBO Max investor call it was revealed that House of the Dragon was given a straight-to-series order. This comes shortly after the network canceled plans for another prequel that would’ve starred Naomi Watts.

House of the Dragon is the series that we knew was in development from Colony creator Ryan Condal and George R.R. Martin. As we previously learned, this show will be set 300 years before events in the original series we all know, and center on House Targaryen, the same family that gave birth to “Mother of Dragons” Daenerys Targaryen.

A big part of the series will reportedly be the Dance of the Dragons civil war that was recently mentioned on Game of Thrones. If you don’t know what that is, basically it’s a massive civil war of succession that broke out between two rival factions of House Targaryen. You can read all about it here, or just wait for the show, I suppose.

Condal will act as co-showrunner along with Miguel Sapochnik, and Emmy winner for directing the “Battle of the Bastards” episode of Game of Thrones. No word on when this show will debut but sometime next year seems like a good bet.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.

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