We have some time to wait before we can jump back into the world of Games of Thrones. The upcoming Game of Thrones; House of the Dragon prequel won’t be ready until sometime in 2022 according to Deadline.
The news comes from HBO president of programming Casey Bloys who confirmed that the writing for the series is now underway and there were no casting details to be announced as of yet. He also confirmed that even though HBO had a handful of Game of Thrones spinoff shows planned, the focus now is House of the Dragon.
Bloys claimed there are no “other blinking green lights of anything like that. Sometimes down the road who knows, but there are no immediate plans. We are all focusing on House of the Dragon.”
Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is based on the George R.R Martin 2019 book Fire and Blood. The book is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones and touches on the story of the Targaryens including Aegon the Conqueror’s initial conquest of Westeros and how he brought the Seven Kingdoms under his rule.
The book spans multiple decades in the Game of Thrones universe and their respective Targaryen rulers. Martin is currently working on a second Fire and Blood book, of which the first covers the Targaryen dynasty and the second will cover the remainder of the family’s history up to where A Song of Ice and Fire starts.
It is not clear yet how HBO will tackle the era-jumping novel and how many seasons of the show we can expect. HBO plans on releasing the show in a timely manner to Martin’s books which will be a change given how the last season of the show was released before the final book.