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HBO Confirms New Game of Thrones Prequel 'House of The Dragon'
The Game of Thrones prequel will delve into the story of Daenerys Targaryen's family and how they came into power in Westeros.

On Tuesday, HBO announced that the Game of Thrones prequel about House Targaryen will be moving forward as planned.

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(Image source: Instagram/ Game of Thrones)

The show will be titled House of The Dragon. The writer of A Song of Ice and Fire George R.R Martin will be creating the series along with Ryan Condal. Furthermore, Miguel Sapochnik will be the showrunner according to GOT’s official Twitter.

During the launch of HBO Max, the President of HBO Programming released a statement. Casey Bloys said, “We look forward to exploring the origins of House Targaryen and the earlier days of Westeros along with Miguel, Ryan, and George.”

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The new show will be set 300 years before the original series. It will be based on Martin’s book Fire & Blood which depicts the history of the Targaryens. Starting with the first Targaryen ruler, Aegon the Conqueror.

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The new prequel will be based on the book about the rise and fall of House Targaryen. (Image Source: Blog/ George R.R Martin)

However, on the same day of the announcement of the prequel, they gave fans some bad news as well.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO also declared that the prequel starring Naomi Watts has been axed. The show was supposed to be set 5,000 years prior to the epic Game of Thrones events witnessed by fans. It would have delved into the history of Westeros and white walkers.

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Naomi Watts, Denise Gough, and Naomi Ackie were supposed to star in the GOT prequel. (Image source: Instagram/ Naomi Watts)

Also read: George R.R. Martin reveals details about HBO ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel

The showrunner of the prequel Jane Goldman e-mailed the cast about the pilot being dead.

However, HBO has not confirmed the news about the cancelation.


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