“Game of Thrones” Prequel “House of the Dragon” is Coming to HBO

Emilia Clarke in a scene from the final episode of "Game of Thrones"

Game of Thrones lives on with a new House Targaryen-focused drama. 

HBO confirmed Tuesday afternoon that it has given a series order to a new series called House of the Dragon.

The prequel series based on the Fire & Blood novel was created by author George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal. 

House of Dragon is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones and chronicles the beginnings and the end of House Targaryen

“The Game of Thrones universe is so rich with stories,” said HBO programming president Casey Bloys. “We look forward to exploring the origins of House Targaryen and the earlier days of Westeros along with Miguel, Ryan and George.” 

This news comes after it was rumored that HBO had dropped another Game of Thrones prequel starring Naomi Watts that was set thousands of years before the original. A pilot episode starring Watts had been filmed in Northern Ireland.

HBO declined to comment on those reports.