Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is now in pre-production, to debut in 2022

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Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is now in pre-production, to debut in 2022

Rightio, ya big bloody bewdiful legends, we all know that Game of Thrones didn’t really end on the high we all hoped. But, and we mean this, it’s time to move past it. Yes, they let us down. No, it hasn’t stopped hurting. But, the show’s prequel House of the Dragon is now officially in pre-production and even though this is obviously a shameless grab for cash, we’re still excited. Before we tell you why, we’ll have a look at what we know, though, so read on…

You might remember that there was talk of a prequel bloody ages ago. That never seemed to materialise, and we all thought the ship had sailed after the final season went out with a whimper. Nevertheless, HBO announced on Monday that Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is now in pre-production.

They even shared a couple of photos from a socially distanced table read and revealed some of the actors playing roles in the show. Among them, Matt Smith of Doctor Who as Prince Daemon Targaryen. Obviously, there’s a s**tload more, but do you really want to read a long list of names.

Yeah, nah, didn’t think so. Anyway, the show is set three-hundred years before Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen’s historic downfall. Apparently, big George RR himself has helped create the prequel, which maybe explains why he hasn’t finished the f**ken books yet.

And that kind of brings us to why we’re excited. Don’t get us wrong, we know there’s a s**t-tonne of lore for the creators of this one to observe as canon, but you’re not gonna have book wankers going, ‘Yeah, nah, they shoulda had Strong Belwas. He was f**ken mint, bro.’

On top of that, they’ll be able to tell their own story without trying to follow a series of books that will probably never be finished before realising they have to rush to a conclusion because all the kid actors have grown beards or tits.

And that means they’ll be able to script and write their own story without the six-billion extra characters that work in novel format but don’t really translate to television. That should streamline things immensely.

Yeah, nah, it should be good.

Final thought: This is gonna be an interesting proposition. Has the world moved on from Game of Thrones? Do we still care, or was the final season such a spoiler that we’ve moved past it? Let us know what you reckon in the comments section.

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