HBO has confirmed the much-anticipated sequel to Game of Thrones will begin filming in April.
According to Deadline, House of the Dragon will be a 10-episode series that will tell the story of the Targaryen civil war which took place 300 years before the events portrayed in Game of Thrones.
Co-created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal, House of the Dragon stars Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, and Olivia Cooke as Queen Alicent Hightower.
Condal will act as co-showrunner alongside Miguel Sapochnik, who directed some of the most exciting Game of Thrones episodes, including the memorable “Battle of the Bastards.”
“We’re thrilled with Miguel and Ryan, their collaboration and their collaboration with us, and excited to get going,” HBO and HBO Max Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys said in a statement reported by Deadline.