HBO Starts Production For ‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel ‘House Of The Dragon’

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Good news, at last.

HBO announced Monday it has begun production for House of the Dragon, the upcoming big-money, highly-anticipated Game of Thrones prequel series.

House of the Dragon is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, focusing on the early stages of the Targaryen dynasty. The series is based on George R. R. Martin’s Fire & Blood novel.

While details remain limited, those that are known are promising.

Paddy Considine will star as King Viserys Targaryen, one of the more intriguing Targaryen characters. After Considine’s performance in The Outsider, I can’t think of a better option to portray King Viserys. (No, Aaron Rodgers doesn’t count.)

Here’s an early production shot of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen:

Behind the scenes, Miguel Sapochnik will co-run the series with Ryan Condal. Hardcore Thrones fans know what this means: fire. No, literally. Sapochnik is the director of GoT‘s most famous battle episodes: “Hardhome,” “Battle of the Bastards,” “The Winds of Winter,” “The Long Night,” and “The Bells.” A Targaryen plays with fire, a Sapochnik plays with CGI.

HBO has also released teaser art of the show’s dragons:

I think — keyword “think” — that the first dragon is Caraxes, who is eventually ridden by Prince Daemon Targaryen.

House of the Dragon is set to debut in 2022. Personally, I’m more excited about Dragon than Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series. You?

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.

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  1. First off, they are doing the wrong story. They need to be doing a story on the Blackfyre rebellions, it would be cheaper and easier to make. Personally I think it is a better story.

    Secondly, even though it is different show runners, season 7 and 8 of GoT left such a bad taste in the fandoms mouth that I doubt this will get the same enthusiasm as GoT.

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