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HBO Announces Production Start for ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Series

The ‘Thrones’ Twitter account reveals 2021 commencement for ‘House of the Dragon’ alongside some fiery images of the upcoming series’ eponymous dragons.

Here there be dragons! We’ve finally gotten an update about Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon that was first teased in announcement over a year ago. The upcoming series, based on George R. R. Martin’s 2018 book “Fire & Blood,” will focus on the rise and fall of the fiery House Targaryen, and has beat out four other potential Thrones series. Now, the official Thrones Twitter account has announced a production start date alongside some fiery dragon concept art:

Apparently, these overgrown reptiles are immune to COVID-19, because production is slated to start in 2021. Since the series will lead into the Targaryen civil war fondly titled the “Dance of the Dragons,” get ready for lots and lots of dragon battles. While the finer details of the plot are still hazy, there has been one official casting: Paddy Considine (Peaky Blinders, The Girl with All the Gifts) will play integral character King Viserys I Targaryen, a peaceful ruler in the era leading up to the war.

House of the Dragon is currently set to air in 2022.

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