• ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff ‘House of the Dragon’ Likely to Premiere in 2022
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    ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff ‘House of the Dragon’ Likely to Premiere in 2022

    Hotly anticipated "Game of Thrones" straight-to-series spinoff "House of the Dragon" is likely to premiere in 2022, HBO programming chief Casey Bloys told Variety at the Television Critics Assn. tour on Wednesday, calling that his "best guess." He was not able to narrow down a more precise premiere date at this stage of development. No […]

  • Why HBO Chose ‘House of the Dragon’ Over Scrapped ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff Starring Naomi Watts
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    Why HBO Chose ‘House of the Dragon’ Over Scrapped ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff Starring Naomi Watts

    HBO finally fully committed to one of the several “Game of Thrones” spinoffs it had in development when it gave “House of the Dragon” a straight-to-series order last October. That pickup came on the same day that another potential spinoff — the one starring Naomi Watts that HBO had actually filmed a pilot for — was scrapped. That untitled prequel, referred to internally as “Bloodmoon,” was set thousands of years before the events of “Game of Thrones.” TheWrap sat down with HBO programming chief Casey Bloys at the Television Critics Association press tour Wednesday and asked him to break down the reasoning behind picking one project over the other. Also Read: 'Game of Thrones' Prequel 'House of the Dragon' Doesn't Have a Premiere Date Yet, But Here Is Casey Bloys' 'Suspicion' “In general for a pilot, and this is very much the case in this one, there’s not one thing that I would say, ‘Oh, this went terribly wrong,'” Bloys said. “Sometimes a pilot comes together, sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes even the best aspects don’t totally gel, sometimes they do. That’s kind of the little bit of luck and magic in doing shows — and sometimes they come together and...Read original story Why HBO Chose ‘House of the Dragon’ Over Scrapped ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff Starring Naomi Watts At TheWrap

  • ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ Ordered Straight to Series at HBO
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    ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ Ordered Straight to Series at HBO

    HBO has ordered “Game of Thrones” prequel series “House of the Dragon” straight to series, HBO programming president Casey Bloys announced during WarnerMedia’s media event on Tuesday.Co-created by George R.R. Martin and “Colony” co-creator Ryan Condal, the 10-episode spinoff is set in the early days of Westeros and focused on House Targaryen. “House of the Dragon” is based on Martin’s “Fire & Blood” book, and takes place 300 years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” which wrapped its eight-season run earlier this year.House Targaryen is the family that Emila Clarke’s Daenerys belonged to, along with her brother Viserys (Harry Lloyd) and nephew Aegon Targaryen a.k.a. Jon Snow (Kit Harington).Also Read: 'Game of Thrones' Prequel Pilot Starring Naomi Watts Scrapped by HBOMiguel Sapochnik — who directed several fan-favorite episodes of “GoT,” such as “The Long Night,” “Battle of the Bastards” and “Hardhome” — and Condal will serve as co-showrunners on the series and executive produce alongside Martin and Vince Gerardis. Sapochnik will direct the pilot and additional episodes.“The ‘Game of Thrones’ universe is so rich with stories,” Bloys said. “We look forward to exploring the origins of House Targaryen and the earlier days of Westeros along with Miguel, Ryan and George.”The “House of the Dragon” announcement came hours after news broke that the “Game of Thrones” prequel pilot starring Naomi Watts had been scrapped at HBO. Ordered to pilot last year, that untitled project from Martin and “Kingsman” screenwriter Jane Goldman was set thousands of years before the events of the original “Game of Thrones” series in the era known as the Age of Heroes.Also Read: HBO Max Finally Sets PriceProduction on the now-dead pilot wrapped over the summer, Bloys told reporters during the Television Critics Association press tour in July. At the time, he also told TheWrap the pay TV channel has one or two more “GoT” spinoff scripts it is “possibly” considering ordering to pilot, “But we’re gonna see what happens with this one.”And now we know what happened.See the logo for “House of the Dragon” below.HBORead original story ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ Ordered Straight to Series at HBO At TheWrap