House of The Dragon, the Game of Thrones prequel series has wrapped production and will be coming to HBO this year.
That is as close as we have to an update on the air date at this point. HBO and HBO Max Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys told Deadline that they are presently in talks with the team behind the series to decide when to launch the spinoff fantasy series admitting that the network was cautious about revealing a date before due to the impact of Covid on production.
“One of the reasons why we’re trying to be cautious about it is when you’re shooting a show that big during a pandemic, especially with the last round [with] a lot of crew and cast members… you didn’t know who was going to drop out or if we’re going to have to shut down so we just didn’t want to declare a date and then find ourselves shut down,” Bloys said. “Now that we are out of production, I think that we will talk to their guys and figure out what we want to do in terms of announcing a date. But I was just trying to make sure that we didn’t come out with a date that we couldn’t meet for something that was out of our control.”
House of The Dragon was co-created by George RR Martin and Ryan Condal and is based on Martin’s Fire & Blood. The series is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen.
The series stars Matt Smith, Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy and Fabien Frankel. Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best and Sonoya Mizuno feature among a great cast line-up.
Look out for updates on the series premiere.