Dracarys! HBO Announces a Fiery 'Game of Thrones' Prequel


If the sight of one of Daenerys’ dragons carrying her limp body off into the skies has been haunting you, you’re in for a treat with HBO’s new series. They’ve just given the green light to “House of the Dragon,” a “Game of Thrones” prequel.

According to Page Six, HBO executive Casey Bloys announced on Tuesday that the series was coming, and it’s based off of the George R. R. Martin novel, “Fire & Blood.” There’s a lot more Targaryen in store for fans.

“The ‘Game of Thrones’ universe is so rich with stories. We look forward to exploring the origins of House Targaryen and the earlier days of Westeros,” Bloys said.

The story opens up just about 300 years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” and shows the Targaryen ancestors in the midst of a civil war in the Seven Kingdoms. But if you’re looking for that same “Game of Thrones” writing, you’ll have to hold your breath. Writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have no involvement in the new series.

The show is created by Martin along with writer Ryan Condal and will be a 10-episode series. As of right now, there is no premiere date.

According to Forbes, news of the show comes just after HBO ditched a previous idea for a “Game of Thrones” prequel. The original idea took place in Valyria thousands of years before the “Game of Thrones” events. The show was set to star Naomi Watts among others.

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