One Sport of Thrones prequel could also be useless, however one other one has been given the present of life by HBO. Home of the Dragon is coming to the premium cable community, it was introduced Tuesday at WarnerMedia’s news-heavy HBO Max buyers presentation. Foregoing a pilot, the Home Targaryen story from George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal has acquired a 10-episode straight-to-series order.

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GoT veteran Miguel Sapochnik and Condal will associate as showrunners and also will function govt producers together with GoT co-executive producer Martin and Vince Gerardis, HBO Programming President Casey Bloys introduced at WarnerMedia Day.

Home of the Dragon marks Sapochnik’s first mission as a part of an HBO general deal the place he’ll develop and produce content material for each HBO and HBO Max.

Written by Condal based mostly on Martin’s Fireplace & Blood, the sequence, which is ready 300 years earlier than the occasions of Sport of Thrones, tells the story of Home Targaryen. Sapochnik will direct the pilot and extra episodes.

“The Sport of Thrones universe is so wealthy with tales,” says Bloys. “We sit up for exploring the origins of HouseTargaryen and the sooner days of Westeros together with Miguel, Ryan and George.”

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Whereas narrative specifics on the mission based mostly on Martin’s Fireplace & Blood guide are scarce, Home of the Dragon will definitely be wealthy within the dragonlord ancestors of Daenerys. We additionally hear that the Dance of Dragons civil struggle alluded to within the blockbuster GoT TV sequence that simply ended its Emmy-winning eighth season earlier this 12 months, and within the books, might make up a big a part of this prequel’s storyline.

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Home of the Dragon was one of many remaining 4 GoT spinoffs within the works at numerous levels for HBO and its company overlords at AT&T. Within the works with Martin and Condal since fall 2018, the Home Targaryen mission from outdated friends Martin and Condal takes on materials initially explored by Bryan Cogman in one of many 5 GoT prequel scripts commissioned by the then Richard Plepler-run HBO two years in the past.

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With HBO Max set to launch subsequent spring, the Home of the Dragon mission comes from the primary installment within the pre-GoT guide sequence was printed in November 2018. Additional chronicling the long-ruling home’s reign, the second Fireplace & Blood guide is anticipated within the subsequent 12 months or so, we hear.

The disclosing of this newest GoT mission shifting forward comes simply hours after Deadline revealed completely that the Naomi Watts-led prequel pilot being showrun by Jane Goldman had its plug pulled by the premium cabler. Again in September, Deadline revealed that the Martin and Condal providing was nearing a inexperienced mild as rumors about issues behind the scenes of the Goldman pilots began to floor.

Sapochnik received an Emmy for Excellent Directing for a Drama Sequence in addition to the DGA Award for the Sport of Thrones episode, Battle of The Bastards. He was nominated for an additional Emmy in 2019 for steering the episode The Lengthy Evening and shared the Emmy for Greatest Drama Sequence as an Government Producer for the ultimate season. In complete, Sapochnik has directed six episodes of Sport of Thrones. He additionally directed the movie, Bios for Amblin Studios starring Tom Hanks which debuts within the fall of 2020.  Beforehand, Sapochnik directed episodes of True Detective for HBO and Banshee for Cinemax.

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Ryan Condal was the co-creator and showrunner of USA’s Colony for 3 seasons.  He was the author of MGM’s Hercules and is at present adapting the graphic novel Analog as a function for Lionsgate.

Sapochnik is repped by WME. Condal is repped by Grandview and McKuin Frankel. Martin is with supervisor Vince Gerardis. Each Condal and Martin additionally had been repped within the unique deal for the mission, which was made final fall, by WME.