'Game of Thrones' spin-off is coming and fans can’t deal
Game of Thrones may be over, but the dragons are coming!
On Wednesday, HBO announced that a prequel was coming to the American premium cable and satellite television network.
The series, about House Targaryen and based on George R.R. Martin's Fire & Blood, is titled House of the Dragon.
According to a CNBC report, the prequel takes place 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones and will depict the stories of the Targaryen kings who long ruled Westeros.
Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal will partner as showrunners, according to HBO, with both also working as executive producers, alongside Martin and Vince Gerardis.
Sapochnik will also direct the pilot and other episodes.
#HouseOfTheDragon, a #GameofThrones prequel is coming to @HBO.— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) October 29, 2019
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
The starting date for production of the 10-episode series has not been announced but that hasn't stopped fans expressing their excitement.
Here is a snapshot of the reactions:
Game of Thrones is coming back with a spinoff series with Miguel Sapochnik as the show runner. This man gave us Hardhome, Battle of the Bastards, and The Long Night. Buckle in folks, we're about to see a whole lot more dragons! #HouseoftheDragon pic.twitter.com/WREkAXSTJr— Blaine Sieck (@blaine_sieck) October 30, 2019