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Date TimeOctober 30, 2019
VoiceHBO has announced a Game of Thrones prequel series set to launch in 2020.
Game Of Thrones Prequel Series House Of The Dragon Confirmed Amid Reports Other Prequel Has Been Shelved
House Of The Dragon will focus on the House of Targaryen and will follow the civil (and uncivil) conflicts between family members and the various rulers who emerged.
It was co-created by George RR Martin, whose books the original series is based on.
Ryan Condal, who co-created the prequel with Martin, will serve as executive producer, alongside Miguel Sapochnik on the 10-episode series.#HouseOfTheDragon, a #GameofThrones prequel is coming to @HBO.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— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) October 29, 2019The new series, which was was announced at an event in Los Angeles, will feature on HBO’s upcoming streaming service.
It will launch in the US in May 2020 and will cost $14.99 (£11.65) per month. There is no word on a UK release, where Game Of Thrones aired on Sky Atlantic.
House Of The Dragon’s reveal came hours after reports surfaced in the US claiming a previously announced Game Of Thrones prequel had been cancelled after its pilot episode was poorly received by executives.
Executive producer Jane Goldman emailed cast members including Naomi Watts, Naomi Ackie, Jamie Campbell Bower and Miranda Richardson to tell them it would not be moving forward beyond the pilot, according to the Hollywood Reporter.The prequel was co-created by Martin and was set about 5,000 years before the events featured in the original Game Of Thrones.
Speaking when the spin-off was announced, HBO said it would feature “the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour”.
Game Of Thrones is widely considered one of the greatest TV series of all time and came to an end earlier this year after eight record-breaking seasons.READ MORE: Game Of Thrones Bosses Explain Decision To Step Down From Planned Star Wars Trilogy Game Of Thrones Writer George R R Martin Explains Why Working On The Show Could Be 'Traumatic' Game Of Thrones Star Responds To The Show's Cat-astrophe

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