HBO’s President of Programming Casey Bloys has revealed that the Game of Thrones prequel, House Of The Dragon, could air in 2022.
Late last year, audiences were shocked to learn that the Game of Thrones prequel starring Naomi Watts was not moving forward. Reliable information on why HBO choose not to move ahead with the series is hard to come by but it wasn’t long before the company had another show in its place. Almost immediately after the news broke, HBO announced that it had ordered another prequel series into production, titled Houe of the Dragon.
Full details on House of the Dragon are currently under wraps but the prequel series is set to follow House Targaryen 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The cast for House of the Dragon has not been announced or decided but HBO’s president has an idea as to when the series will be released.
While speaking to Deadline, HBO’s President of Programing revealed when they wanted to have the series released by but also stressed that this was not a hard set date:
“My guess is sometime in 2022.”
The HBO president went on to say that House of the Dragon was their only priority regarding Game of Thrones but did not rule out other series in the future:
“For me for right now, I think getting House of the Dragon on the air will be the number one priority. There are no other blinking green lights or anything like that. Sometime down the road who knows, but there are no immediate plans. We are all focusing on House of the Dragon.”
What do you all make of this release date? Are you glad to see that HBO is making House of the Dragon a priority? Would you have rather have seen the other Game of Thrones prequel with Naomi Watts? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Hannah Murray as Gilly.
All episodes of Game of Thrones are available to stream on HBO Now. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more information on Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon as we learn it!