The Recreation of Thrones spinoff Home of the Dragon is without doubt one of the most anticipated upcoming TV reveals – and we do not even have an precise launch date. The Home Targaryen-centric prequel collection has been percolating for some time and has begun manufacturing, however past the deliberate 12 months of its debut, we all know as a lot as Jon Snow: nothing.
In accordance with Deadline, Home of the Dragon will debut someday in 2022 – however that is about as particular as HBO is getting proper now. On April 26, the official Home of the Dragon Twitter account shared a picture of a socially distanced desk learn, with the caption, “Hearth will reign. #HouseOfTheDragon is formally in manufacturing. Coming quickly to HBO Max in 2022.”
The primary season will draw from George R.R. Martin’s novel Hearth and Blood and can encompass 10 episodes. So far as anybody is aware of to this point, it is meant to be an ongoing, multiseason present like its father or mother present, somewhat than a one-off miniseries. Happening 300 years earlier than the story of Recreation of Thrones, the collection follows the Targaryen dynasty, its rise, and, ultimately, its fall. Paddy Considine will play Viserys I Targaryen, king of Westeros when the story begins, with Emma D’Arcy enjoying his daughter and inheritor, Rhaenyra. Matt Smith additionally stars as Viserys’s brother Daemon; Olivia Cooke performs Viserys’s second spouse, Alicent; Rhys Ifans performs Alicent’s father and Hand of the King, Otto Hightower; and Steve Toussaint seems because the “Sea Snake” Corlys Velaryon. The present has shared just a few preview photographs of D’Arcy, Smith, Cooke, Ifans, and Toussaint in character, however that is all to this point.
In a technique or one other, Home of the Dragon has been within the works for 3 or 4 years. In a 2018 interview, Martin confirmed to The Guardian that a minimum of two spinoffs have been within the works that have been “solidly primarily based on materials in Hearth and Blood,” albeit with out having been green-lit. Home of the Dragon was green-lit in 2019, with a straight-to-series order; in line with TVLine, the present’s idea beat out a number of different spinoff pitches and was a reworked model of a beforehand declined idea in regards to the “Golden Age” of Westeros. Like a lot else in regards to the Recreation of Thrones universe, HBO is conserving particulars in regards to the new present tightly below wraps, however we’ll hopefully study extra as 2022 attracts nearer.
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