Game of Thrones may have ended with a fizzle, but that doesn’t mean that HBO is done milking George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. Though the one spinoff series didn’t get picked up, another one focused on the Targaryens called House of the Dragon was ordered to series. What’s interesting is, HBO had just made their announcement of the spinoff official.
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While we don’t have a fully synopsis for the series yet, we do know that it will take place 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones. So far the cast includes Paddy Considine as the King Viserys Targaryen, but word has also come out that Matt Smith (Doctor Who) is going to play the more Jaime Lannister-type Daemon Targaryen. Other cast members on the list include Olivia Cooke and Emma D’Arcy.
Though we didn’t get a satisfying end of Daenerys’ story, it’s still pretty interesting to follow the lore set in Westeros and how the legends and houses came to be. We don’t really know what to expect with House of The Dragon yet, but I am hoping that we get back to the earlier seasons of Game of Thrones which focused on more intrigue and character building, rather than high-production setpieces.
No release date has been announced for House of the Dragon, but it is expected to hit HBO Max sometime in 2022.