The search is on for the new cast members of the upcoming Game Of Thrones prequel series: House of The Dragon.
HBO finally begins casting for Game Of Thrones prequel, House of The Dragon.
The prequel series will be based on George R.R. Martin's book Fire & Blood and will be set in the House Targaryen, 300 years before the events in Game of Thrones.
GOT director Miguel Sapochnik will be returning to helm the upcoming prequel series. Sapochnik is famous for his work on the Battle of the Bastards and The Long Night GoT episodes.
House of The Dragon will come with ten episodes, all of which (including the pilot episode) will be directed by Sapochnik.
Aside from directing, Sapochnik will also act as showrunner alongside Ryan Condal.
Fire & Blood spans 150 years and includes the rise and fall of many Westeros leaders. It's still unclear which character will get the most focus in House of The Dragon.
While the plot remains unknown, EW sources revealed that the prequel series would tackle the popular Dance Of Dragons, also known as the Targaryen Civil War that tore Westeros apart. The Targaryen Civil War has been referenced in Game Of Thrones several times.
The roles up for casting remains unknown; however, here are some of the major characters in the book.
Aegon II Targaryen: The younger half brother of Princess Rhaenyra who challenged her to the throne and ignited the civil war.
Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen: King Viserys' heir to the throne. She's set to become the first ruling Queen of Westeros.
Queen Alicent Hightower: Rhaenyra's stepmother and Viserys' ambitious second wife. She had three children of her own with the king.
King Viserys I: The fifth Targaryen King who brought peace and prosperity to the kingdom during his reign.
Please be reminded that these characters are based on the book, and the prequel series could always alter some details for the show.
Last year, another prequel starring The Impossible actress Naomi Watts had started production but didn't push through. The canceled prequel was rumored to be called Bloodmoon with Jane Goldman (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children) set to pen the script. The show was set to release sometime in 2020. They already managed to film the pilot episode, but HBO decided to ax the show in 2019.
In a statement published by THR, HBO said: "After careful consideration, we have decided not to move forward to series with the untitled Game of Thrones prequel. We thank Jane Goldman, S.J. Clarkson, and the talented cast and crew for all of their hard work and dedication."
Hopefully, House of The Dragon wouldn't suffer the same fate as Bloodmoon. House of The Dragon is set to release in 2022. However, fans should be ready with the possibility that House of The Dragon might be delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.