HBO confirms new ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel ‘House of The Dragon’

The 10-episode series will tell the tale of House Targaryen

Hours after cancelling the main previously announced spin-off, HBO has confirmed a new Game of Thrones prequel titled House of The Dragon.

The new 10-episode series is based off of the GoT companion book, Fire & Blood. The show will tell the tale of House Targaryen, as it will follow a narrative from about 300 years prior to the events of the main series. It is set to follow the civil war that eventually led up to the series’ legendary “Dance of the Dragons.”

House of The Dragon, which has been created by author George RR Martin and writer Ryan Condal, will be helmed by GoT director Miguel Sapochnik, with Condal as a show runner. Sapochnik directed renowned episodes from the original series like “Battle of the Bastards” and “The Long Night.”

The news comes after it was confirmed yesterday that HBO’s previously announced Game of Thrones prequel starring Naomi Watts will no longer be moving forward.