Game of Thrones fans can start getting excited again! Production for the prequel series House of the Dragon will start production on April 5th 2021. Shooting will take place over three different locations in Los Angeles, London, and an unknown location in Spain. The much anticipated series has been in the works since the end of last season of Game of Thrones and was only recently confirmed by HBO during their sizzle reel lineup of what is to come for HBO Max.
Barring any setbacks House of the Dragon is scheduled to premiere at some point during 2022. Given the beginning of the production date and the different location I would guess a fall 2022 release. This series will give HBO the much needed series to anchor it’s new streaming service for the next couple of years.
House of the Dragon is one of a handful of spin-off series that was (and I believe still are) in development. One other series had a pilot order and a working title of Bloodmoon. However, the show’s production was stopped in October of 2019. While I would have happily watched Bloodmoon, which was to be set around 8,000 years before Game of Thrones, I am much more excited at a Targaryen-focused prequel.
You can check out the summary of House of the Dragon below:
Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen-the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria-took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire & Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.