The Targaryens Are Back in the Upcoming Game of Thrones Sequel

See how the Targaryens rose and fell from power.

Just when you thought you've moved on from the world of Westeros, it seems there's a new show in the works to reel you back in. You heard that right, Game of Thrones is getting a prequel titled House of the Dragon!

The prequel's big reveal came just hours after HBO announced the cancellation of a previously planned spinoff supposedly led by Naomi Watts. Set 300 years before the events in Game of Thrones, the 10-episode series is a deep dive into the history of House Targaryen. HBO has already ordered the show straight to series, which will be based on George R.R. Martin’s 2019 novel Fire and Blood. You may have long said the Stark tagline "Winter is coming," but House of the Dragon has a new one that's straight-up Targaryen: "Fire will reign."


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According to Game of Thrones' official Facebook page, House of the Dragon will be co-created and written by Martin and Ryan Condal with the help of showrunner Miguel Sapochnik, who's also set to direct additional episodes for the series. Sapochnik notably won an Emmy Award last 2016 for directing "The Battle of the Bastards" episode. 

No official release date has been disclosed yet, but you can bet we're keeping our ears peeled for further development and casting news.

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