Property of the Dragon — the only confirmed Game of Thrones prequel series — will start off filming in April, HBO’s chief articles officer Casey Bloys has announced. At the 2021 winter press tour hosted by the Tv Critics Association (TCA), Bloys explained: “We’re thrilled with Miguel and Ryan, their collaboration and their collaboration with us, and thrilled to get going. That is all moving ahead and we are thrilled about that.” Bloys additional he hopes to stop by the set — at the Leavesden Studios in Watford, England — if he will get a COVID-19 vaccine in time.
Set 300 many years prior to the occasions of Game of Thrones and based mostly on George R.R. Martin’s 2018 guide Fire & Blood (the initial of two volumes), Property of the Dragon chronicles the background of Property Targaryen as it prospects to the civil war recognized as the Dance of the Dragons. Martin made Property of the Dragon with Ryan J. Condal (Colony). Condal and Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik will serve as showrunners and executive producers alongside Martin, Vince Gerardis, and Bloys.
4 Property of the Dragon cast members have been officially announced so far: Paddy Considine as King Viserys I Targaryen (the fifth Targaryen king and 1 of the riders of Balerion the Black Dread), Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower (the politically-astute daughter of the Hand of the King), Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Viserys’ initial-born and a dragonrider), and Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen (Viserys’ younger brother and heir to the throne).
At TCA, Bloys addressed the other Thrones prequels that have been reported: “We’ve been speaking about regions to build, which is in which this prequel came from. We are speaking about other regions that make sense as properly. George R.R. Martin’s planet is so huge and what is fascinating about it, not only is it huge but he is acquired a great deal of street maps in terms of background. So 1 of the excellent items about Property of the Dragon is that is an established background that prospects you to Game of Thrones the present, and there is a great deal of very little branches. There is a great deal of options and stories to inform.”
Never anticipate the animated Thrones series to come anytime quickly even though, per Bloys, if at all: “It was genuinely a musing, ‘What would grownup animation be like, would Acquired land itself to that?’ So basically that was a conversation and there had been a couple of conversations with writers, ‘What do you imagine, what would this be, is there anything at all to it?’ When I say embryonic, I imply genuinely, genuinely embryonic.”
Bloys also mentioned that HBO isn’t going to have a unique amount in thoughts for Game of Thrones spin-offs: “I’ve hardly ever wished to do this with a mandate that you have to have 3 series by this time or you have to exploit grownup animation or you have to do that. It can be genuinely coming from, ‘Would that be fascinating, is that fantastic, do we have a author we think in?’ That is type of the strategy we are taking. I imagine you have to due to the fact if you do not do that, it would lead to placing demonstrates on for the sake of it.”
Property of the Dragon is anticipated to premiere in 2022 on HBO.