Fans of the extremely popular fantasy series Game of Thrones are eagerly expecting the first prequel series — House of The Dragon — which is set to debut next year on HBO. Created by Ryan J. Condal and Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin, House of the Dragon is set two centuries before the events of the original Game of Thrones series, and it will follow the beginning of the end of House Targaryen.
George R. R. Martin, author of the original A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels and the creator of this prequel now revealed that he watched the rough cut of the pilot episode, and he loved it.
“I’ve seen a rough cut of the first episode. And loved it. It’s dark, it’s powerful, it’s visceral… just the way I like my epic fantasy. Just as with Game of Thrones, most viewers will only have heard of a few of the actors, but I think you are going to fall in love with a lot of them. (Only to have your heart broken later when… but no, that would be telling). I think the Targaryens are in very good hands.” — George R. R. Martin, Source: Entertainment Weekly
Martin published A Game of Thrones novel in 1996, followed by more books that together make the book series called A Song of Ice and Fire. The popular TV show debuted on HBO in 2011 and it ran for eight seasons until 2019. Although it was considered one of the best TV shows of all time, many fans were disappointed with the final season. The prequel House of the Dragon is based on Martin’s novel Fire & Blood, which was published in 2018.
Starring Paddy Considine, Emma D’Arcy, Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, and Fabien Frankel, House of the Dragon is set to premiere in 2022.