HBO is green-lighting a brand new Sport of Thrones prequel after reportedly cancelling one other that starred Naomi Watts.
The cable channel mentioned Tuesday that it is given a 10-episode order to Home of the Dragon, set 300 years earlier than the unique collection.
The prequel relies on George R.R. Martin’s e-book Fireplace & Blood, HBO mentioned. The brand new drama was co-created by Martin and Ryan Condal, whose credit embody Colony.
It’ll deal with Home Targaryen, made well-known in Sport of Thrones by Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys and her fearsome dragons.
The collection was introduced by HBO programming president Casey Bloys throughout a presentation for HBO Max, the streaming service launching in Could 2020.
A derivative of the megahit Sport of Thrones can be a key attraction within the more and more crowded streaming market.
HBO declined touch upon studies Tuesday that it had dropped one other Sport of Thrones prequel starring Naomi Watts that was set hundreds of years earlier than the unique.
Sport of Thrones wrapped with a divisive ultimate season in Could, although it received a dozen Emmy Awards for its ultimate instalments.
The straight-to-series order for Home of the Dragon, whether or not an indication of religion within the venture or strain to get it into manufacturing, avoids letting devotees of the fantasy saga down as soon as extra.
Casting and an air date weren’t introduced.