While HBO may have canceled Jane Goldman’s Game of Thrones prequel, the network is moving ahead with another spin-off. During Tuesday’s presentation of HBO Max, HBO Programming president Casey Bloys announced a straight-to-series order for House of the Dragon.

The series is based on Fire and Blood, George R.R. Martin’s recently published diary about its own history of the Targaryen house. Specifically, the prove will chronicle the Dance of the Dragons, a.k.a. the civil crusade between Rhaenyra and Aegon Targaryen for control over the Seven Kingdoms. The conflict resulted roughly 200 times before the events depicted in Game of Thrones.

Miguel Sapochnik, who prevailed an Emmy for steering Game of Thrones’” Battle of the Mongrels” bout, will serve as the showrunner for the 10 -epsiode firstly season, making off of a write pencilled by Ryan Condal( Colony ). Martin is credited as an ministerial producer.

” The Game of Thrones universe is so rich with narratives ,” Bloys said in a statement.” We look forward to exploring the inceptions of House Targaryen and the earlier days of Westeros along with Miguel, Ryan, and George .”

HBO Max is set to premiere in May 2020, though as of more there’s no publicly funded timetable for the premiere of House of the Dragon.

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The series is co-created by @GRRMSpeaking and Ryan Condal. Miguel Sapochnik will partner with Condal as showrunner and will steer the captain and added bouts. Condal will be writing the serial. pic.twitter.com/ 9ttMzElgXm

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