House of the Dragon, a prequel to Game of Thrones, is now in production. Here’s all we know about the show for the time being.
It’s been ten years since Joffery Baratheon ordered Eddard ‘Ned’ Stark’s execution and initiated battles across Westeros, amid a rising danger from the North, according to Game of Thrones. Throughout the eight-season duration of the show, easter eggs and references to some of the most renowned background stories indicated in the source material, George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, were left as the series proceeded and explored various subplots.
All we needed to enter back into that mystical and wonderful universe with the old sense of passion and excitement after Game of Thrones finished two years ago, albeit with an unexpectedly depressing conclusion. The wait is now finally over.
House of the Dragon, a spin-off prequel to the series based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, is finally in pre-production and will tell the storey of House Targaryen. At HBO, a full production unit, including showrunners, directors, and an outstanding cast, is gearing up to return to the world of Westeros.
Fire & Blood, the source book, is more of a mash-up of House Targaryen’s myths and lore. The House Targaryen stories are collected in two volumes, the second of which is currently unreleased. The first volume, Fire & Blood, will serve as a source of inspiration for HBO’s series.
The book follows seven generations of the Targaryen family, beginning with Aegon I and his two sister-wives’ conquest of seven kingdoms and ending with the Dance of the Dragons, a conflict that culminated with boy-king Aegon III being crowned as the next king.
The show will most likely premiere on television next year, despite the lack of a stated premiere date. As of right now, special designated social media handles on Instagram and Twitter with the name of the show’s title are up and running, and viewers and fans may stay tuned to these handles for the most up-to-date information on the show.