House of the Dragon

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House of the Dragon
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Genre Medieval fantasy
Format Serial drama
Created by Ryan Condal
George R. R. Martin
Written by Ryan Condal
Wes Tooke
Claire Kiechel
Ti Mikkel
Sara Hess
Charmaine DeGraté
Directed by Miguel Sapochnik
Greg Yaitanes
Clare Kilner
Geeta Patel
Starring Paddy Considine
Matt Smith
Olivia Cooke
Emma D'Arcy
Steve Toussaint
Eve Best
Sonoya Mizuno
Rhys Ifans
Composer(s) Ramin Djawadi[1]
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Executive producer(s) Miguel Sapochnik
Ryan Condal
George R. R. Martin
Vince Gerardis
Casey Bloys
Ron Schmidt
Greg Yaitanes
Location(s) United Kingdom
Spain
Production company(s) HBO
Cross Plains Productions
Bastard Sword
Distributor HBO Films
Broadcast
Original channel HBO, HBO Max
First shown in United States
Original airing 2022 (expected)
Chronology
Related shows Game of Thrones
External links
HBO.com: House of the Dragon

House of the Dragon is an upcoming American medieval fantasy television series. It takes place in the same continuity as, and serves as a prequel to, Game of Thrones.

Plot

House of the Dragon takes place centuries before the War of the Five Kings, and involves the dragonlord ancestors of House Targaryen as well as the Dance of the Dragons. The show is based on George R. R. Martin's Fire & Blood, along with the novella The Princess and the Queen and the novelette The Rogue Prince.[2]

Production

Conception and development

House of the Dragon was first pitched by George R. R. Martin in the summer of 2016, when he was still writing Fire & Blood.[2] A similar project dealing with the Dance of the Dragons was pitched by Bryan Cogman in September 2017,[3] but it was announced in April 2019 that HBO would not move forward with it.[4] House of the Dragon was greenlit in October 2019 and has received a 10-episode straight-to-series order by HBO, who have hired Miguel Sapochnik to direct the pilot episode and additional episodes. In addition to Sapochnik, Ryan Condal will serve as co-showrunner. George R. R. Martin, Vince Gerardis, and Casey Bloys have been attached as executive producers, and Wes Tooke, Claire Kiechel, Ti Mikkel, Sara Hess, and Charmaine DeGraté as writers. Although Martin has expressed interest in writing an episode, he wishes to first finish The Winds of Winter.[2] Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi is returning to compose the music of House of the Dragon.[1]

Casting

Filming locations

The first season of House of the Dragon will be filmed in the United Kingdom and Spain.[5] Filming begins on April 5th 2021 in London, at Leavesden Studios.[13]

Broadcast

House of the Dragon is, according to HBO programming chief Casey Bloys, expected to premiere in 2022.[15]

External links

References