Game of Thrones may have ended its run in May, but it isn’t the end of the franchise. Announced at their HBO Max presentation in October, “House of The Dragon”, the prequel to Game of Thrones, now has a premiere date…kind of. HBO President of Programming has told Deadline that the show will launch on HBO Max “sometime in 2022.”
While there were multiple spinoffs in development, including a pilot starring Naomi Watts, only “House of The Dragon” has been picked up for series. The show is based on George R.R. Martin Fire & Blood novel, set 300 years prior to Game of Thrones.
About “Fire & Blood” (inspiration for House Of The Dragon)
Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen—the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria—took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire & Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.
HBO Max, the home of the series, will debut in May for $14.99 a month. it will include 10,000 hours of programming at launch including the entire HBO service and library, a large offering of new original content, and a slate of acquired & library programming (Friends, Big Bang Theory, Sesame Street).