Game of Thrones prequel for HBO

A new Game of Thrones prequel spinoff, House of the Dragon, has been announced by HBO today and will be exclusive in Australia to Foxtel.

House of the Dragon is co-created by GoT author George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal (Colony), who will also serve as showrunner.

Based on Martin’s Game of Thrones companion book, Fire & Blood, the 10-part series is set 300 years before the events of GoT and tells the story of the origins of House Targaryen (the ancestors of Daenerys).

The pilot episode and additional episodes will be directed by frequent GoT director Miguel Sapochnik, who directed acclaimed episodes such as Battle of the Bastards, Hardhome and The Long Night.

The announcement comes hot on the heels of another GoT prequel starring Naomi Watts being cancelled. No word on a start date as yet.

House of the Dragon has been announced by HBO and will screen on Foxtel in Australia.