HBO Officially Announces 'Game of Thrones' Prequel 'House of the Dragon'

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03:  Emilia Clarke attends the Season 8 premiere of "Game of Thrones" at Radio City Music Hall on April 3, 2019 in New York City.  (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
"Game Of Thrones" Season 8 Premiere | Taylor Hill/Getty Images

One Game of Thrones prequel series has been canned, but another is officially on its way!

CNBC reports that HBO has finally confirmed the details for their upcoming prequel series called House of the Dragon. The show, which will start with a 10-episode first season, is based 300 years prior to the events of GoT, and will follow the Targaryen kings who ruled over Westeros. The storyline is inspired by author George R.R. Martin’s companion book to the beloved A Song of Ice and Fire series, called Fire & Blood.

Showrunners for the upcoming series will include Miguel Sapochnik, who was responsible for directing many GoT episodes, such as the highest-rated on IMDb, “Battle of the Bastards.” He is partnering with Ryan Condal, as well as Martin and Vince Gerardis, who will serve as executive producers.

Confirmation for the prequel couldn’t come at a more pivotal time, as it was announced just yesterday that the network had scrapped the highly-anticipated planned prequel series starring Naomi Watts. The deal reportedly dissolved because HBO didn’t want to commission a full series.

Because the premium cable network can be a pretty exclusive bunch to work with, fans momentarily lost hope that we would ever see the GoT world portrayed again on the small screen. But now, it seems that HBO just couldn’t say no to the opportunity to give us a few more silver-haired babes wreaking havoc with their dragons.