According to reports, HBO has canceled Age of Heroes, a Game of Thrones prequel led by actress Naomi Watts, after its pilot was screened to executives. The series was going to cover a period thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, with Jane Goldman as its showrunner. However, after shooting the pilot followed by an expensive and long post-production as well as re-edits, it was nonetheless not well received by executives, who ultimately decided to pull the plug on the prequel.
Instead, HBO has now green-lit a separate Game of Thrones prequel titled House of the Dragon, the events of which take place roughly 300 years prior to the original series, focusing on the rise and fall of House Targaryen. The series will be based on George R.R. Martin‘s novel Fire & Blood, with Miguel Sapochnik — who directed six episodes of the original show — and Ryan Condal acting as showrunners and executive producers alongside Martin and Vince Gerardis.
There’s currently no official release date for House of the Dragon, so fans of the franchise should definitely stay tuned as more updates are due to roll in. For now, take a detailed look at the poster art for the upcoming prequel down below.
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The series is co-created by @GRRMSpeaking and Ryan Condal. Miguel Sapochnik will partner with Condal as showrunner and will direct the pilot and additional episodes. Condal will be writing the series. pic.twitter.com/9ttMzElgXm
— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) October 29, 2019