Unfortunately, the conclusion of Game of Thrones was not universally loved, and fans have been particularly brutal in their evaluation of the final season of the series, but that has not prevented HBO from returning to the world of George R.R. Martin. The network gave a direct order to the House of the Dragon series, a series of prequels set 300 years before Game of Thrones that will be based on “Fire & Blood” by George RR Martin, a Targaryen history book that tells the story of House Targaryen, starting with “Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and [going on] to tell the generations of Targaryens who fought to keep the throne, until the civil war, known as the Dance of the Dragons, which almost destroyed their dynasty.“Now, when can we expect a return to Westeros?
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While talking to Deadline, HBO programming president Casey Bloys stated that House of the Dragon is on its way to debut in 2022, but said it is too early to be more specific than that. “They are starting to write“Bloys said, adding that, like Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon is emerging as a”Big and complicated show.“The series was one of several Game of Thrones projects that HBO was developing, but Bloys said the other spin-offs are on hold.”
For me for now, I think getting House of the Dragon to air will be the number one priority. There are no other blinking green lights or anything like that. At some point, who knows, but there are no immediate plans. We are all focusing on the Dragon House.
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House of the Dragon is not the first Game of Thrones prequel to advance, since another series, set thousands of years before the main series and written by Jane Goldman, was a pilot but was not picked up. “In development, in pilots, sometimes things come together, sometimes not. One of the things that I think Jane assumed beautifully, that it was a challenge, there was much more role-building because she established her own 8,000 years before the show (from the mothership), so it required much more,“Bloys explained.”That is a great swing. One of the things about House of Dragons, there is a text, there is a book, so it is a bit more a route map for a serial order. I think Jane did a beautiful job, it was a great challenge, but there was nothing to point out and say, oh, that item didn’t work, only it didn’t work out in general. That is one of the reasons we began to think of “Is there a life after Game of Thrones in terms of Game of Thrones”? We develop multiple projects on purpose. We would have been very fortunate to make a pilot, make that pilot successful, but in development, as you know, many attempts are required to do it well, this is no different.“Are you excited for a return to Westeros? Or did the final season of Game of Thrones sour your enthusiasm?