HBO began on Monday the production phase of “House of the Dragon,” the first sequel to “Game of Thrones.” whose premiere is scheduled for 2022 and will begin a series of derivative fictions.
The series shared on Monday a photograph of the first script reading on its Twitter profile, in which its future protagonists appear, Paddy Considine, Olicia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith and Stebe Toussaint, among others.
“House of the Dragon” is inspired by the book “Fire & Blood” (2018), whose narration takes place some 300 years before the events narrated in the ‘Game of Thrones’ series and delves into the history of the Targaryens , one of the most important houses in this epic fantasy universe.
In October 2019 it was announced that this would be the first series derived from the historical phenomenon of ‘Game of Thrones’ (2011-2019), It caused a sensation around the world and holds the record for the most awarded fiction production of the Emmys (59 awards in total).
At the same time that “House of the Dragon” was given the green light, plans were interrupted for another series derived from “Game of Thrones” that was going to star Naomi Watts and that did not convince those responsible for the chain after shooting its first episode (known in the industry as a pilot).
On the other hand, in January it became known that HBO was beginning to shape a new prequel that would revolve around the short novels “The Tales of Dunk and Egg”, by George R.R. Martin.
And there are three other ideas in development: “9 Voyages” (9 voyages), on the sea voyages of Corlys Velaryon; “Flea Bottom”, about the poorest neighborhood in King’s Landing, and “10,000 Ships” (10,000 ships), about Princess Nymeria.
These projects, as well as a hypothetical animated series, are in a very premature phase and it is possible that not all see the light.