Word around the water cooler is that HBO is moving forward with House of the Dragon. Entertainment Weekly reports that the network has begun casting for the Game of Thrones prequel.

Details are scarce. Based on George R. R. Martin‘s Fire & Blood, the novel takes place 300 years before the events of GoT. And it spans over 150 years of House Targaryen history. Early speculation is that House of the Dragon will feature the Dance of Dragons, a Targaryen civil war referenced in Game of Thrones

That being said… recapped.com put out a short description for House of the Dragon casting. The description is for two female characters: Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower. Rhaenyra Targaryen is the chosen heir of King Viserys I. She is a dragon rider and grew up expecting to become the first Queen of Westeros. Queen Alicent Hightower is King Viserys I’s second wife and Rhaenyra’s stepmother. She has three children with the King, including Aegon II Targaryen. Aegon challenges Rhaenyra for the throne, inciting the civil war. Recapped.com also stated that filming will take place in the UK and Spain. 

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Oh those Targaryens and their family drama. HBO has not confirmed any of these details but it sounds pretty cool if you ask me. Of course, we all know what’s written in the book won’t always appear on the screen. However, I am optimistic and excited about this series. 

Ryan Condal is the showrunner with Miguel Sapochnik. Sapochnik will also direct the pilot among other episodes. And House of the Dragon season one will have 10 episodes. We’ll update the details as they become available. 

HBO’s House of the Dragon is set for a 2022 debut. 



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