DUBLIN: The prequel to the hit fantasy series ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoff ‘House of the Dragon’ is currently in the works and the first look has been released for fans.
HBO, which is creating the new series, has released a new sneak preview with the original concept art including drawings of the stunning dragons. The channel has also confirmed that production for the show will be kicking off in 2021.
‘House of the Dragon’ takes place before the time of Game of Thrones and will focus on the Targaryen family, who are the ancestors of Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke.
It is based on George R R Martin’s novel ‘Fire & Blood’ which he published in 2018. The main series starring Kit Harington and Lena Hedley concluded in 2019 after eight seasons.
WarnerMedia, which owns HBO, also released an exciting first look at concept art on CEO Jason Kilar’s blog. The pictures were also tweeted from the official Game of Thrones Twitter account, alongside the message: “Dragons are coming. #HouseoftheDragon begins production in 2021.”
It shows stunning drawings of the huge, red dragons complete with fearsome teeth that fans can look forward to being brought to life with the show’s special effects.
House of Dragon is still in the earliest stages of creation and so it is likely the premiere date will be 2022. The show replaced the original plan for the ‘Game of Throne’ prequel which was shelved. The show set around 300 years before the original series, at a time where the Targyarens ruled the seven kingdoms with their dragons.
According to reports, Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik, who directed several ‘Game of Thrones’ episodes are helping to direct House Of The Dragon. Sapochnik will also direct the pilot and additional episodes, as HBO has signed on for a ten episode series.
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