(PM) – On Tuesday, HBO announced a straight to series order for a prequel to Game of Thrones called House of the Dragon.
Ryan Condal, the co-creator and showrunner of Colony, will be the writer of the series. George R.R. Martin is set to co-executive produce the prequel.
The series is rumored to be focused on House Targaryen as they fight through a civil war. The drama will be based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood.
Miguel Sapochnik, best known as the director of Repo Men and earned an Emmy for “The Battle of the Bastards” Game of Thrones episode, will direct the pilot and multiple other episodes.
The announcement comes just after HBO announced that a different Game of Thrones prequel featuring Naomi Watts will not move forward.
It is not known when the show will air.