TO the delight of Game of Thrones fans everywhere, HBO isn’t giving up on making spin-offs of the hit show just yet.
The American TV channel have multiple tricks up their sleeve, and are already in pre-production for a brand new prequel.
House of the Dragon has been confirmed by HBO
House of the Dragon will document Daenerys Targaryen’s ancestors as they journey through the time period dubbed Dance of the Dragons.
While the spin-off isn’t due to hit screens until 2022, HBO programming president Casey Bloys revealed the network is looking for other directions to keep exploring Westeros.
Casey compared Game of Thrones to Star Wars, telling Variety: “Those are fantastic properties that are decades and decades old. I don’t know it would get that big, but certainly it is a great resource that we have and an amazing world.
“I don’t think it’s just going to be the one [show] for the rest of its life.”
House of the Dragon will air in 2022
House of the Dragon will document Daenerys Targaryen’s ancestorsCredit: Game of Thrones 2019 Home Box Office, Inc HBO®
The network had previously begun developing a pilot called The Long Night, set in the Age of Heroes and starring Naomi Watts.
In October 2019, it was decided that HBO would not move on with the series created by George RR Martin and Jane Goldman – wife of Jonathan Ross.
But House of the Dragon has already been confirmed for a first season, with The Outsider’s Paddy Considine starring as Targaryen king Viserys.
Other famous faces will also be included in the line-up, including former Doctor Who Matt Smith, who signed up to play the King’s brother Prince Daemon earlier this month.
The story documents the divide between the Targaryen’s and the developing civil war after Viserys takes to the throne.