It’s Set 300 Years Prior To GoT
HBO has recently given fans some good and bad news when it canned the Age Of Heroes prequel before it even started, but quickly announced that a new show called House Of The Dragon was in the pipeline.
Though House Of The Dragon is just getting off the ground, HBO programming president Casey Bloys shared an update at the TCA press tour yesterday (January 15) that it could premiere in just two years.
HBO’s epic series Game Of Thrones ended last year, but the fans need not be disappointed as the production company has announced a prequel packed with apparently just as much drama, intrigue, and action. Bloys told Variety –
“They are in the room breaking story right now,”
“My guess is we’ll see it on the air in ’22.”
House Of The Dragon has been created by franchise author George R. R. Martin and Rampage’s Ryan Condal and will be set some 300 years before the events in the first season of Thrones.
Bloys also addressed why House Of The Dragon made a much more suitable pilot than the Age Of Heroes prequel, which would have taken place much further in the past –
“That [one] was 8,000 years before the current show, so it required a lot more invention,”
“One of the benefits of House of the Dragon is there was a text from George and there was a little bit more of a roadmap.”
“[Jane Goldman’s prequel] did have more challenges in terms of establishing a world, but I think she handled that beautifully… there wasn’t one glaring thing.”
Game Of Thrones seasons 1-8 are now available on DVD and Blu-ray.