HBO has announced that a Game of Thrones prequel titled House of The Dragon is officially coming to the network.
House of the Dragon marks Sapochnik’s first project as part of an HBO overall deal where he will develop and produce content for both HBO and HBO Max.
Written by Condal based on Martin’s Fire & Blood, the series, which is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen. Sapochnik will direct the pilot and additional episodes.
The pilot pass arrives a day after Game of Thrones showrunners Benioff and Weiss walked away from a planned trilogy of Star Wars feature films. The duo, who aren’t involved in any other follow-up shows, departed their overall deal with the premium outlet for a five-year, $250 million film and TV pact with Netflix.