Ever since Game of Thrones ended earlier last year, fans have been eagerly waiting for one of the other announced prequels and spin offs to the show. Now in latest news, the House of the Dragon prequel – which is based on House Targaryen – is currently in its pre-production phase. However, according to HBO’s president of programming, Casey Bloys, the much-awaited series will not premiere till sometime in 2022 - which is about two years from now. He refused to give any other details citing that writing for the show is currently underway, reported Deadline.
As of now, no casting details have been announced yet. Casey added that despite the fact that HBO had several other Game of Thrones shows in the works, all focus right now is on House of the Dragon. He said, “There are no other blinking green lights or anything like that. Sometime down the road who knows, but there are no immediate plans. We are all focusing on House of the Dragon.” The upcoming show is based on George R R Martin’s 2019 book Fire and Blood. It is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones and relates the history of the Targaryens, beginning with Aegon the Conqueror’s initial conquest of Westeros and his bringing the Seven Kingdoms under his rule.
Casey also discussed why HBO has paused development on the other Game of Thrones prequel which features Naomi Watts and written by Jane Goldman which was set 8000 years before the events of Game of Thrones. He continued, “In development, in pilots, sometimes things come together, some time they don’t. One of the things I think Jane took on beautifully, which was a challenge, there was a lot more role creation because she set hers 8,000 years before the (mothership) show, so it required a lot more. That is a big swing.”