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  • On Thursday, the makers of ‘Game of Thrones’ had made an announcement that the prequel of the series is on cards.
  • The prequel to the series would be named ‘House of Dragons’. 
  • The prequel was going to begin at least 300 years before the events in ‘Game of Thrones’ took place.
  • But recently another announcement was made which stated that makers will stall the series until the book of George R.R. Martin gets completed.

On Thursday, an announcement was made regarding a spinoff of the famous series  ‘Game of Thrones’ streaming on HBO. The prequel that was on cards was to be called ‘House of Dragons’. The prequel was going to begin 300 years before the era in which events in ‘GOT’ took place. As the time period in which the story of ‘House of Dragons’ is set is 300 years before events in ‘GOT’ took place the characters would be different. The audience that have already watched ‘GOT’ will be able to familiarize with names like ‘Lannisters’, ‘Bartheons’ and ‘Starks’, who was responsible for the rise of ‘House of Targaryens’.

The channel had earlier announced that at least ten episodes of the spinoff would be released.

The prequel is based on George R.R. Martin’s unfinished book “Fire and Blood.”  It has been written from the perspective of masters-the historians and scholars in Citadel of Westeros. The book showcases the formation of Targaryens. The outline of the entire story has already been showcased in “A world of ice and fire”.  

The series was going to be helmed by Miguel Sapochink and Ryan Condal. Sapochink had directed first few episodes of ‘Game of Thrones’ and then came on board to direct episodes of season six of the famous series.

As per the grapevine, he was going to direct the episodes of ‘House of  Dragon’ too. But, on Friday an announcement was made which stated that the series has been put on halt as the makers have decided to wait for George Martin to complete the book from which the spinoff has been adapted.

Martin in his blog on Thursday wrote,  the show has been in the development stage for years, and was actually the first concept pitched to the channel, when the talks of successor show had begun in summer 2016. 

“ I expect to be involved in all of this to some extent…and who knows, if things work out, I may even be able to script out several episodes, as I did for ‘GOT’. “But..Let me make this clear… I am not going to take any scripts until I have finished and delivered Winds of Winter. Winter is still coming, as ‘Winds’ remains my priority.” The author wrote.

The announcement had disappointed the ardent fans of ‘Game of Thrones’ which was critically acclaimed as well famous among the masses. 

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