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HBO announces new Game of Thrones spin-off, House of the Dragon

HBO has ordered one Game of Thrones spin-off series, House of the Dragons, straight to series.

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The new prequel is written by Ryan Condal (Colony), with George R.R. Martin set to co-executive produce. The project is based on the Martin 2019 book Fire and blood, and is a history of House Targaryen (the ancestors of Daenerys) as they fight through a civil war. The series is set 300 years before the events Game of Thrones.

HBO director Casey Bloys made the announcement at an event for HBO Max, the streaming service of AT&T in May 2020. The news comes only a few hours after the news became known that HBO canceled a previously announced cancellation Game of Thrones spin-off series.

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