After it was cancelled, the Game of Thrones spin-off Bloodmoon—about which fans knew very little—became one of Hollywood’s most notorious projects. The World of Ice and Fire has returned to television with the premiere of House of the Dragon, much to the delight of the audience. It’s the first Game of Thrones spin-off that HBO has fully developed, though it’s far from the only one they have in mind. In fact, the infamous Bloodmoon, the previous attempt, reached the Pilot stage before being abruptly and unceremoniously cancelled.
Building of the Dragon
House of the Dragon will be Game of Thrones’ first spin-off and the only one that has been formally approved because HBO declined to pick up the original prequel series starring Naomi Watts and taking place 10,000 years before GOT. According to George R.R. Martin, who has seen «rough cuts» of a handful, all 10 episodes have been filmed. On his Live Journal blog, he wrote, «And I’m loving them.» «Of course, there is still a tonne of work to be done. The entire post-production process, including special effects, colour timing, and music. However, the acting, directing, and screenplay all appear to be excellent. I sincerely hope you enjoy them as much as I do.»
This prequel series, which will premiere on August 21, 2022, chronicles the tale of the Dance of the Dragons, the horrific House Targaryen civil war that occurred hundreds of years before Game of Thrones (GOT). This series, which is based on Martin’s 2018 book Fire & Blood about the entire history of House Targaryen, will only concentrate on the Dance of Dragons fight.
The Dance of Dragons also includes armies made up of warriors from Lannister, Stark, and other prominent Game of Thrones houses, even though the conflict is over which Targaryen ancestor will succeed King Viserys as the leader of House Targaryen following his death.
The Sea Snake
The Sea Snake Nine Voyages, originally known as The Sea Snake, is the spin-off series that is apparently farther along in development at HBO, according to news that first surfaced in March 2021. (representatives for HBO declined to comment).