HBO’s President of Programming Casey Bloys recent spoke with Deadline and revealed that their upcoming Game of Thrones series House of The Dragon will begin airing sometime in 2022.
He also says while there are other Game of Thrones projects in the oven that House of The Dragon is currently the priority, which makes sense as the show has been given a full series order.
BLOYS: “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.”
Casey also talked about the prequel pilot (Bloodmoon aka The Long Night) that was written by Jane Goldman that was shot over last summer but ultimately didn’t get picked up.
BLOYS: “In development, in pilots, sometimes things come together, sometimes they don’t.”
“One of the things I think Jane took on beautifully, which was a challenge, there was a lot more world creation because she set hers 8,000 years before the (mothership) show, so it required a lot more. That is a big swing. One of the things about House of Dragons, there is a text, there is a book so that made it a little bit more of a road map for a series order.”
“I think Jane did a beautiful job, it was a big challenge but there was nothing that I would point to and say, oh, that one element did not work, just overall it did not quite gel. That’s one of the reasons when we started out to think about ‘Is there a life after Game of Thrones in terms of Game of Thrones’, we purposefully developed multiple projects. We would have been very lucky to do one pilot, have that pilot go and be a success but in development as you know, it takes a lot of tries to get it right, this is no different.”
House of The Dragon will explore the ancestors of Daenerys Targaryen and will be based on the G.R.R. Martin novel Fire & Blood.
The casting process will likely be the next big step on the series.