Production starts on ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel ‘House of the Dragon’
Los Angeles, US, Apr 26 (EFE).- HBO has started production of “House of the Dragon,” a prequel to the wildly popular fantasy series “Game of Thrones” and which is scheduled for release in 2022.
Photos of the first script reading were posted to the Twitter accounts of both series on Monday, showing protagonists Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith and Steve Toussaint, among others.
“Fire will reign. The @HBO original series #HouseoftheDragon is officially in production. Coming soon to @HBOMax in 2022,” one tweet said.
“House of the Dragon” is inspired by George R. R. Martin’s book “Fire & Blood” (2018), which takes place some 300 years before the events in the “Game of Thrones” series and delves into the history of the Targaryens, one of the most important houses in this epic fantasy universe.
In October 2019 it was announced that “House of the Dragon” would be the first series derived from the show that caused a sensation around the world and holds the record for the most awarded fiction production at the Emmys with 59 wins.
At the same time that “House of the Dragon” was given the green light, plans for another “Game of Thrones” prequel series starring Naomi Watts were canceled by HBO after the filming of its pilot episode.
Meanwhile, in January it was revealed that HBO was starting to shape a new prequel series based on Martin’s novella series “Tales of Dunk and Egg.”
There are also three other spinoff ideas in development: “9 Voyages,” on the sea journeys of Corlys Velaryon; “Flea Bottom,” about the poorest neighborhood in King’s Landing, and “10,000 Ships,” about Princess Nymeria.
These projects, as well as a hypothetical animated series, are in a very early phase and it is possible that not all make it to the screens. EFE