'House of the Dragon' set for 2022

The spin off will focus on the dragons portrayed in

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The network gave a straight-to-series order to House of the Dragon, a prequel series set 300 years before Game of Thrones which will be based upon George R.R. Martin's "Fire & Blood", a Targaryen history book which chronicles the history of House Targaryen, starting off with "Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and [going on] to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold the throne, all the way up to the civil war, known as the Dance of the Dragons, that almost tore their dynasty apart". Well, we can't tell you for certain, but HBO programming chief Casey Bloys gave TheWrap his best guess - which is essentially the best guess you're gonna get right now.

Today, HBO president of programming Casey Bloys realed some more details about the upcoming series and Game of Thrones fans can not wait.

The series is likely to be simulcast on both sides of the Atlantic, just like Game of Thrones. "There are no other blinking lights or anything like that".

"Game of Thrones" came to an end last May and HBO has wasted no time in getting to work on continuing the franchise, ordering to series the "GoT" spinoff "House of the Dragon" last October. Sometime down the road who knows, but there are no immediate plans.

Alternatively, you can purchase the DVD boxset of all eight seasons of Game of Thrones in shops now.

You can find out why HBO made a decision to go with "House of the Dragon" over "Bloodmoon" by reading the rest of our interview with Bloys here.

Fans of the original Game of Thrones novel series by George R.R Martin, may have some idea of what the plot of prequel series entails.

Bloys also addressed the failure of the first prequel series, written by Jane Goldman and starring Naomi Watts. The series is based on Martin's "Fire & Blood" book, which details the lineage of the Targaryens, and takes place 300 years before the events of "Game of Thrones".

'[Goldman's prequel] did have more challenges in terms of establishing a world, but I think she handled that beautifully... there wasn't one glaring thing, ' he added. That is a big swing.

HBO handed out a straight to series order for House of the Dragon, which was initially one of the five projects the network was developing.

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