Game Of Thrones Prequel ‘House Of The Dragon’ To Start Filming In April

Get ready to hear the full story of Daenerys Targaryen’s family in a ten episode long spin-off series. The prequel is set 300 years before the events of GOT, and will premiere some time in 2022. 

It’s been two years since we last heard from one of the most stellar historic shows in the history of television. Game of Thrones wrapped up with eight complete seasons, and now the news of  a possible prequel series has everyone thrilled. 

While we have had spin-off features rolling in for various tv shows before, they have mostly been sequels giving us a glimpse of the after-events. All eyes are set on House of the Dragon, which might give an established historic perspective into GOT. Here is everything we know so far. 

House Of The Dragon 

The official Twitter page of GOT gave us a glimpse into the spin-off series in December last year. The tweet was captioned: “Dragons are coming.” It was revealed that the production on the prequel show would begin in 2021. 

However, HBO has officially confirmed that the series will start filming in April. According to Deadline, the news was disclosed by the president of HBO, Casey Bloy, earlier on Wednesday, during a Television Critics’ Association panel. 

House of the Dragon will comprise 10 episodes and will be available on HBO and HBO Max. Set 300 years before the events of GOT, it will focus on the House of Targaryen. The show is based on George R.R. Martin’s original books, Fire and Blood. 

Creators Of The Prequel 

GOT’s spin-off show will have George R.R. Martin, Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik work as the show-runners. Sapochnik has been associated with the Game of Thrones franchise since the time he directed successful episodes, including “The Bells,” Battle of the Bastards” and “The Long Night.” 

“We’re thrilled with Miguel and Ryan, their collaboration and their collaboration with us, and excited to get going.”  

added Casey Bloy, HBO’s President.

Main Cast Members 

In a tweet shared by Game of Thrones’ official Twitter account last December, the fiery cast members for the prequel series were revealed. Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy and Matt Smith will see the fire reign in House of Dragon. 

Olivia Cooke will star as Alicent Hightower, and Emma D’Arcy will portray the character of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the first-born child of the kind. Matt Smith will be seen as Prince Daemon Targaryen. 

GOT’s Official Twitter account revealed in October 2020 that Paddy Considine will also be a part of the spin-off series. Considine has previously starred in The Outsider, and will be playing the role of King Viserys Targaryen, the successor of Jaehaerys Targaryen. 

Another character that might be seen on the show is Aegon II Targaryen, Princess Rhaenyra’s younger half-brother. However, nobody has been signed up for the role yet. While we wait to hear more on House of Dragons, there is always an option to rewatch GOT. 

Written By:
Ayesha Muhammad

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