Game of Thrones prequel will give attention to Targaryen civil conflict, have 10-episode first season

On Tuesday, HBO introduced that it had ordered to sequence a Game of Thrones prequel primarily based George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, all in regards to the historical past of House Targaryen in Westeros. Prepare for House of the Dragon.

Now we’re getting extra particulars on what the present will entail. Although Fire & Blood covers a number of time, Entertainment Weekly studies that House will begin with the occasions that led as much as the Dance of the Dragons, the bloody Targaryen civil conflict that tore the nation aside, with the majority of the present exploring them intimately. It’s too unhealthy that we received’t see issues like Aegon Targaryen and his sisters conquering Westeros, however the Dance is a terrific story, so we’ll survive.

EW additionally confirmed that there shall be 10 episodes within the first season. Although Colony producer and Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik will share showrunning duties (with Martin credited as a co-creator), the entire present is predicated on an thought initially developed by Game of Thrones author Bryan Cogman. Interestingly, his thought was shelved someday again, and he moved on to work on Amazon’s Lord of the Rings present. For no matter motive, they’ve introduced it again.

Sapochnik directed among the greatest episodes of the unique present, together with “Hardhome,” “Battle of the Bastards,” and “The Winds of Winter.” He’ll be directing for House, too, which is sweet information. The Dance of Dragons concerned dozens of Targaryens and their dragons, in addition to huge armies on either side of a bloody battle.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Dance, it entails Rhaenyra Targaryen — daughter of King Viserys I Targaryen — preventing her half-brother Aegon II Targaryen for the Iron Throne. Rhaenyra was the older sibling, however her father the king obtained remarried to Alicent Hightower earlier than he died, and Alicent wasn’t about to see anybody however her personal son Aegon on the throne, even when he was youthful.

The Dance entails extra than simply Targaryens. House Baratheon, House Stark, House Velaryon and House Hightower all consider. The Kingsguard is split, with completely different members becoming a member of completely different sides. The story of Lord Commander Criston Cole. Then there’s Nettles, a lowborn lady who learns to trip a dragon. Depending on how far again we begin, we might get glimpses of King Jaehaerys and Good Queen Alysanne, too. There’s no scarcity of attention-grabbing characters on this story.

There isn’t any official projected date for when the present will hit HBO, however we’ll be looking out for information.

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