HBO gave a green light to House of the Dragon, a Game of Thrones prequel set 300 years before the original series, after ditching another option.
Yes, the first Game of Thrones prequel The Long Night also referred to as Bloodmoon; is reportedly dead. Creator Jane Goldman and King Kong actress Naomi Watts might be upset a little, but not the author of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, George R.R. Martin. The new Thrones spin-off series — House of the Dragon — is based on Martin’s Fire & Blood, HBO mentioned.
Focused on the House Targaryen, a renowned house of the seven kingdoms, even more, broadened by Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and her reckless dragons, the cast and official airing date will soon be announced.
Meanwhile, the go-go light by HBO in this new fantasy will have 10 episodes, that was announced by HBO programming president Casey Bloys during the presentation of HBO Max, which is a streaming service launching in May 2020. House of the Dragon would be a key attraction in crowding the streaming platform.
Well, prior to the good news, there had been quite a hassle when HBO declined to comment on reports on Tuesday that it had dropped another Game of Thrones prequel The Long Night which was set thousands of years before the original. It already had a pilot episode filmed in Northern Ireland.
It’d greenlit in June of last year. While the filming had wrapped up on the pilot earlier this year, HBO decided not to go forward with it.