With George R.R. Martin and Vince Gerardis serving as executive producers, the new prequel series is based on Martin's "Fire and Blood" novel, takes place 300 years before the original series, and focuses on the rise of the House of Targaryen, far before the mother of dragons was even a twinkle in her vile father's eye.
Unlike winter, a "Game of Thrones" prequel starring Naomi Watts is not coming.
The Game of Thrones prequel, which also starred Miranda Richardson among several other well-known names, seemed to be going well.
Showrunner Jane Goldman has emailed the cast and crew of the project to let them know the pilot is dead, Deadline sources reveal, but network bosses have yet to confirm the news. But there was some good news for Thrones fans: This week also brought confirmation that another HBO show set in the Game of Thrones universe, House of the Dragon, will be happening.
Although people are still waiting for the sixth book of A Song of Ice and Fire, it looks like a second Game of Thrones series is already in development. "We thank Jane Goldman, S.J. Clarkson and the talented cast and crew for all of their hard work and dedication". Despite the intriguing plot, it seems that HBO was far more interested in another series.
The unusual and slightly amusing saga of the renegade coffee cup on Game of Thrones was brief on-screen, but several months after its one and only appearance, we might finally know which actor is behind it.
In his blog post, Martin said "House of the Dragon" was "actually the first concept I pitched to HBO when we started talking about a successor show, way back in the summer of 2016". Naturally, the series will probably include a lot of dragons.
"It goes with out saying that I used to be saddened to listen to the present wouldn't be going to collection", Martin mentioned. "Jane Goldman is a terrific screenwriter, and I enjoyed brainstorming with her", Martin said.