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Games of Thrones may be over, but already, the possibilities of spinoffs are coming. Although HBO officially announced they will NOT be moving forward with their first planned spinoff (it was rumored to be centered around the origins of White Walkers), they will officially be moving forward with the second one! The second spinoff is titled The House of the Dragon and the events of the series, chronicling their rise and rule to power. The series has been given a 10 episode, straight to series order. The show will be co-produced by George R.R. Martin and Miguel Sapochnik, who won an Emmy for the Battle of the Basterds episode, will serve as one of the showrunners.
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The official plot is stated below:
Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen—the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria—took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire & Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.
What really happened during the Dance of the Dragons? Why was it so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What were Maegor the Cruel’s worst crimes? What was it like in Westeros when dragons ruled the skies? These are but a few of the questions answered in this essential chronicle, as related by a learned maester of the Citadel and featuring more than eighty all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley. Readers have glimpsed small parts of this narrative in such volumes as The World of Ice & Fire, but now, for the first time, the full tapestry of Targaryen history is revealed.
This is VERY exciting news and we can’t wait to see the prequel series take form. If nothing else, we’re gonna see a lot of dragons! What are your thoughts on this upcoming series? Tell us in the comments!
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