House of the Dragon, the prequel series to fan-favorite fantasy series Game Of Thrones is one step closer to becoming a reality, as production is officially underway. Based on George R.R. Martin’s 2018 book titled Fire and Blood, the project will be set 300 years before the events in Game of Thrones took place.
The verified Game Of Thrones Twitter account shared a photo of what looks like a socially-distanced script reading session, captioning the post “Fire will reign. #HouseoftheDragon is officially in production.”
The tweet also urged any update-hungry fans to follow the officially @HouseofDragon Twitter account, which added further information regarding the release – “Coming soon to @HBOMax in 2022.”
The account also shared images of cast members reviewing their scripts, including Emma
D-Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Steve Toussaint as The Sea Snake and Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen.
The prequel is rumored to contain 10 episodes that will tell the story of the House of Targaryen and will follow the “Dance of the Dragons,” a Targaryen civil war that took place in Westeros and is referenced in Fire and Blood as well as The World of Ice and Fire.
House of the Dragon is the first of four other Game of Thrones prequels that are reportedly in the works.