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HBO Orders ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel ‘House of the Dragon’

Ten Episodes Ordered; No Casting Announced at Press Time

HBO has given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order to “House of the Dragon,” a “Game of Thrones” prequel co-created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal. Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the series, which is set 300 years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” tells the story of House Targaryen. 

Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal will partner as showrunners and will also serve as executive producers along with George R.R. Martin and Vince Gerardis. Sapochnik will direct the pilot and additional episodes.  

“The ‘Game of Thrones’ universe is so rich with stories,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming. “We look forward to exploring the origins of House Targaryen and the earlier days of Westeros along with Miguel, Ryan and George.”

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