‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ Begins Casting

July 22, 2020

The “Game of Thrones” prequel is moving closer to becoming a reality.

According to Entertainment Weekly, HBO has begun casting the series, entitled “House of the Dragon,” which is set to air in 2022.

No names of actors or character breakdowns have been revealed, the outlet noted.

The prequel is set to take place 300 years before the events of GOT and focus on the reign of House Targaryen.

“House of the Dragon” is said to be based on George R.R. Martin’s book, “Fire & Blood,” which covers over 150 years of Westeros history.

Sources tell the publication that the famed Dance Of Dragons, the civil war between the Targaryens, will be featured prominently at some point in the series.

Miguel Sapochnik, who previously directed classic GOT episodes such as “The Battle of the Bastards” and “The Long Night, is set to helm the prequel pilot.

Last year, HBO gave a “straight-to-series” order for ten episodes of the prequel.

“House of the Dragon” replaced HBO’s previously announced prequel project, which was to take place 8,000 years before the events of the original series.

A pilot was filmed starring Naomi Watts, Miranda Richardson and Jamie Campbell Bower, but the network eventually passed on it.

In January, HBO gave fans an early update on the production of “House of the Dragon.”

“They are in the room breaking story right now,” programming chief Casey Boys said during the Television Critics Association winter press tour, adding, “My guess is we’ll see it on the air in ’22.”

For now, fans of the Iron Throne will just have to be patient.

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