'Game of Thrones' Targaryen spin-off series likely to premiere in 2022

Emilia Clarke in a scene from 'Game of Thrones'. (HBO/Helen Sloan)
Emilia Clarke in a scene from 'Game of Thrones'. (HBO/Helen Sloan)

Cape Town – Save the date Game of Thrones fans HBO has announced a possible release date for the upcoming Targaryen spin-off series.

Initially, five projects were in the works one of them a prequel series starring Naomi Watts.

In 2019 after a pilot was made and shot, it was abruptly canned due to post-production issues.

The network then announced that they commissioned one prequel series, House of the Dragon, that has been given a straight-to-series order.

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Variety reports that HBO programming chief Casey Bloys revealed to the publication at the Television Critics Association tour that the House of the Dragon series is likely to premiere in 2022.

Bloys told the publication: "They are in the room breaking story right now. My guess is we'll see it on the air in '22."

The new series is based on the Game of Thrones companion book, Fire & Blood that is set 300 years before the events seen in the hit TV drama series.

It will tell the stories of previous Targaryen kings like Aegon the Conqueror, the first ruler of Westeros, and Aegon the Dragonbane, all of whom are ancestors of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington).

House of the Dragon is co-created by Ryan Condal and George R.R. Martin, with Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik who will both serve as co-showrunners.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht. (Sources: Channel24, Variety)

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