Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon: The long-awaited project focusing on the origins of the Targaryen family resists delays caused by the coronavirus crisis.
It seems that the premiere of the prequel spin-off of Game of Thrones, Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon, is far enough away to be not affected by the coronavirus crisis, which has caused a multitude of delays in the shoots and premieres of numerous series and films. At least for the time being. HBO has confirmed this through statements by its president, Casey Bloys, to the US medium Deadline, in which he has discussed the role of the network's series in the recent online Emmy Awards ceremony, as well as the future of some of its most successful series such as Watchmen and Euphoria.
As confirmed by the president of the prestigious network, the long-awaited prequel to what was the most successful series of the past decade continues to remain one of the premieres planned for 2022. No changes insight. Bloys has also confirmed that the casting process to find the actors who will play the protagonists of House of the Dragon is still underway, although he has not advanced new details about the state of the search.
Last August it was published that he would have begun the casting process for one of his main characters, Daemon Targaryen, an ancestor of Daenerys Targaryen then described as "the true rogue of the series".
Set 300 years before the events narrated in Game of Thrones, Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon tells the story of the Targaryen House, a powerful family that, before falling out of favor after Robert Baratheon's Rebellion, had conquered and reigned in Westeros for centuries. With Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik as 'showrunners', the prequel to the acclaimed series features on his team as executive producer with the author of the Song of Ice and Fire series George R.R. Martin and is guaranteed the production of 10 episodes. These would start rolling, if everything went as planned, in 2021.
Last Monday's Emmy Awards digital gala was awarded another HBO series, Succession, with the most desired award of the night: the one that recognized it as Best Drama Series. In previous editions of the awards, Game of Thrones had been made with the desired recognition up to four times. Thus, the president of the network has been proud that the award has returned home after the end of the successful series.
I'm excited," says Casey Bloys." It's especially great because you were questioning how HBO would do without 'Game of Thrones'.