Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke, seen in 'Game of Thrones,' won't appear in HBO's prequel, set 300 years earlier, but fans will have to wait for it. (Photo: HBO via AP)
PASADENA, Calif. – Fans still in withdrawal after “Game of Thrones” ended its storied eight-season run last May will have to wait for more tales from Westeros.
“House of the Dragon,” the prequel that ultimately landed a series commitment from HBO, won’t air for at least two more years, HBO Entertainment chief Casey Bloys told USA TODAY.
“My suspicion is that will be on the air sometime in 2022,” Bloys said in an interview at the Television Critics Association Wednesday. “They’re just starting writing, and obviously it’ll be a big production to get up and running, and we’re working out the logistics and what it will look like and all that.”
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“House of the Dragon,” based on material from George R.R. Martin’s encyclopedic book “Fire & Blood,” follows the Targaryen family and is set 300 years before the events of “Thrones,” which featured one of the family’s most famous descendants, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke).
Martin, the author of the book series on which “Game of Thrones” is based, co-created “Dragon” with Ryan Condal.
The series was picked up in October, as another “Thrones” spinoff, starring Naomi Watts, was rejected by HBO after filming a pilot episode.
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