miguel-ryan-house-dragons-announcement-1920.jpgMiguel Sapochnik, Ryan Condal
miguel-ryan-house-dragons-announcement-1920.jpgMiguel Sapochnik, Ryan Condal

GoT Prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ Gets the Greenlight

The new series will take place 300 years before the events of Thrones. GoT director Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal (Colony) will serve as showrunners.

The story of House Targaryen will be told. House of the Dragon, the prequel to Game of Thrones, was announced by Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming, at WarnerMedia Day. Here’s what we know so far.

What’s it about: Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the series will tell the story of House Targaryen and take place 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.

Who’s behind the scenes: Martin and Ryan Condal (Colony, Hercules) will serve as co-creators. Condal is currently adapting the graphic novel Analog as a feature for Lionsgate.

Miguel Sapochnik and Condal will be showrunners, and the pair will also serve as executive producers along with Martin and Vince Gerardis.

Sapochnik, whose directing credits include six of Game of Thrones episodes, won Emmy and DGA honors for “Battle of the Bastards.” He was nominated for another Emmy in 2019 for directing “The Long Night” and won the Emmy for Best Drama Series as an executive producer for the final season.

Check back for more updates about House of the Dragon.