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Game Of Thrones Prequel Likely To Air Later Than You Think

Targaryen banner on a battlefield
Credit: HBO, Game of Thrones

The Game of Thrones prequel series focused on the Targaryen dynasty, House of the Dragon, has had some news recently, when HBO boss, Casey Bloys commented that the series could come out as early 2022.

From a report from Variety, Bloys’ “best guess” is that House of the Dragon will be released at some point in 2022. Check out our article that goes through some of the events you could see from the Game of Thrones prequel and some of the characters that are likely to appear.

The show is co-created by George R.R. Martin, the author of the original novels that first released in 1996, and in recent years you might have seen the small-time HBO show named after the novels, Game of Thrones as it was first aired 2011. Together with Ryan Condal who will both be co-showrunners. Condal worked as a producer and writer on NBC’s Colony and now has been picked to work with Martin on the pilot episode and earlier episodes of House of the Dragon. The series will be set to stream on both HBO and WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service, HBO Max.

Front cover of Fire and Blood book
Credit: Bantam Books, Fire and Blood

You can get a great deal on the Fire and Blood book on Amazon here.

Talking to Variety Bloys gave some insight into why HBO’s other Game of Thrones prequel spinoff didn’t get picked up. Referred to as “The Longest Night”, which told the story of the origin of the Children of the Forest and the Night King, Bloys said, ” Pilots – sometimes they come together, sometimes they don’t,” said Bloys. “And I would say that was very much the case here. There’s nothing I would point to and say ‘Oh, this was the problem.'”

House of the Dragon is set on the “House and Blood” book, a time in Westeros’ history where the Targaryen bloodline ruled with might and fury. And also a few dragons. The book was published in 2018.