Casting has begun for Game Of Thrones' prequel House Of The Dragon, it was revealed by Entertainment Weekly on Monday.
The new HBO show, which is expected to be released in 2022, will chart the reign of the Targaryen family in the Seven Kingdoms and is set 300 years before the hit fantasy series.
According to the publication show veterans Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik, who directed Battle Of The Bastards, will be at the helm of the series.
It was also reported that the latter will be behind the director's chair for the pilot as well as additional episodes, with HBO signing on for a 10 episode season.
The show will be based on George R.R. Martin's Fire & Blood, a companion book released in November 2018, which details the history of House Targaryen.
That pilot starred Naomi Watts, Miranda Richardson and Jamie Campbell Bower, to name a few, written by Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Secret Service) and directed by S.J. Clarkson (The Defenders), but the network passed on bringing it to series.
'One of the benefits of House of the Dragon is there was a text from George and there was a little bit more of a roadmap,' Bloys added.
'[Goldman’s prequel] did have more challenges in terms of establishing a world, but I think she handled that beautifully… there wasn’t one glaring thing,' he added.
Here is HBO's trailer for House of the Dragon:
Everyone is still pissed off about the final season of Game of Thrones, and rightfully so. It STUNK. Stunk to high heavens. I'm of the (unpopular) opinion that The Battle of Winterfell was the best episode of the season by far and away, but as a whole the last season left an awful taste in fans' mouths. The goddamn actors in the show even hated it.
Now it's admittedly very hard to end a series on a high note that leaves fans satisfied, this goes back to sitcoms like Seinfeld too, off the top of my head. The final episode of Seinfeld also kinda stunk. Sopranos? I liked it (didn't LOVE it), but a ton of people loathed the fade to black. The one show I can say the vast majority of people thought ended perfectly was Breaking Bad.
NEVERTHELESS - people still want more Thrones. I guess a lot of the reason for the final season's hate was that George RR Martin hadn't completed his books yet and the show's writers were kinda winging it. Now they don't have to worry about that though, as Martin is consulting on this project, so the writers have his brain to pick when trying to develop "a whole new world" as the Daily Mail's article quotes the writers as saying.
So are we pumped for it? Call me pumped up for it - anything to make up for that dog shit last season is fine by me. Give me all the blood, give me all the guts, and give me all the sex scenes with smoking hot chicks