When Game Of Thrones ended, a little part of me died inside. And, I’m not talking about the shitty ending, I just had nothing to watch anymore. I watched Breaking Bad for the first time, but it just didn’t quite feel the same when I could run right through it all in a few weeks. As much as binging an entire series in a single weekend can have its upside, nothing beats watching a show in real time. The anticipation, the cliffhangers, the coming into the office on Monday and talking about what happened last night. You just can’t get that with an old show.
And thankfully HBO has come through. Announced today, HBO has ordered a prequel titled House Of The Dragon from author George R.R. Martin. The prequel will be set 300 years before Game of Thrones and focus on the history of the Targaryen family.
“The ‘Game of Thrones’ universe is so rich with stories,” said Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming. “We look forward to exploring the origins of House Targaryen and the earlier days of Westeros along with Miguel, Ryan and George.”
There was another prequel starring Naomi Watts in the works, however HBO has passed on that in favor this project.
The series is co-created by @GRRMSpeaking and Ryan Condal. Miguel Sapochnik will partner with Condal as showrunner and will direct the pilot and additional episodes. Condal will be writing the series. pic.twitter.com/9ttMzElgXm