HBO-Max’s hit series, Game of Thrones prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ will commence production overseas in April, according to Casey Bloys, HBO and HBO Max Chief Content Officer, who disclosed important details about HBO’s plan for future spin-offs in a recent interview.
Set 300 years before its prequel, The series will revolve around the troubled past of House Targaryen, with Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith leading as mad prince Daemon Targaryen opposite The Outsider‘s Paddy Considine, who will act as King Viserys Targaryen; the remaining cast list also includes Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy and Steve Toussaint.
House of the Dragon is one of the five prequel ideas HBO developed, resulting in a pilot starring Naomi Watts, which was later moved to the shelf by the network.
Moreover, HBO is continuing to inspect additional spin-off opportunities that would air simultaneously with House of the Dragon, including an alteration of the Tales of Dunk & Egg novellas and an adult animated series Bloys characterizes the latter as being in a nascent, “embryonic” stage.
“In terms of the right number, I’d say the number is the shows that are good,” Bloys commented when asked about the number of Game of Thrones successors he’d like to see the network working on.
“I’d rather get scripts good and make them stories worth telling than shoot for a certain number of shows. I don’t necessarily have a number in mind, but the goal is always the same, which is, let’s get in business with people we believe in and shows that believe in and worry about the rest later.”
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