House Of The Dragon has been confirmed for a 2022 debut. A spin-off series of what was at one time the greatest television show ever made is set to tell us another story from the trope-breaking fantasy world of Westeros created by George R.R. Martin. The series will be set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones and will focus on House Targaryen.
The highly-anticipated HBO Max series recently added three cast members in former Doctor Who, Matt Smith, who will play Daemon Targaryen, the younger brother of King Viserys. Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. And Ready Player One‘s Olivia Cooke in the role of Alicent Hightower, daughter of King Otto Hightower.
Game of Thrones broke my heart, but as a wise man once said…
House of the Dragon was 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.
They’re the most interesting house in Westeros in my opinion. They also have the whole ‘check out my cool pets,’ thing going on with the dragons. I also like how even though House of the Dragon will be set hundreds of years before the Westeros we saw in GoT, it should still seem somewhat familiar, whereas Bloodmoon would have been a completely unfamiliar Westeros, a Valyria in its infancy and no dragons to be found, according to George R.R. Martin.
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Source: HBO Max