After today’s news that the Jane Goldman/S.J. Clarkson pilot for the Game of Thrones prequel called The Long Night/Bloodmoon there is news on the second pilot.
The second series is another prequel and explores the Targaryen kings also known as the last of the Dragonriders.
HBO has announced House of The Dragons has been given a series order and will have it’s pilot directed by Miguel Sapochnik (along with other episodes), who helmed episodes such as The Battle of The Bastards and The Long Night.
George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal are co-creators with Ryan writing the series.
The series is co-created by @GRRMSpeaking and Ryan Condal. Miguel Sapochnik will partner with Condal as showrunner and will direct the pilot and additional episodes. Condal will be writing the series. pic.twitter.com/9ttMzElgXm
— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) October 29, 2019
The new series will take inspiration from Martin’s Fire and Blood novel taking place 300 years before the event of the original Game of Thrones series.
Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen—the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria—took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire and Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.
The next big step will be the casting process as they’ll have plenty of roles to fill for an entire series worth of episodes.
I have to assume that filming will return to Titanic Studios/Paint Hall Studios in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The main homestead production space used for the eight seasons of the last series and the recent pilot.
It is a little early to figure out where secondary locations could be.