You may still be reeling from that patched together final season of 'Game of Thrones' but there is hope on the horizon. It comes in the form of a spin-off, 'House of the Dragon', which has already been greenlit for a full season by HBO.
We now know that it will most likely be 2022 when we get to see it too. Speaking to Variety at the Television Critics Assn. tour on Wednesday, HBO programming chief Casey Bloys said that was his "best guess" for the 'House of the Dragon' premiere.
Co-created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal, 'House of the Dragon' is based on Martin's book 'Fire & Blood'. It's set 300 years before the events of 'Game of Thrones' and tells the story of House Targaryen.
No production dates have been set yet but Bloys said, "They are in the room breaking story right now. My guess is we’ll see it on the air in ’22."
Bloys also talked about the now-cancelled 'Game of Thrones' prequel starring Naomi Watts saying that there was no one reason why it didn't work out.
"Pilots – sometimes they come together, sometimes they don’t,” said Bloys. "And I would say that was very much the case here. There’s nothing I would point to and say ‘Oh, this was the problem.'"
He continued. "That [prequel] was 8,000 years before the current show, so it required a lot more invention. One of the benefits of 'House of the Dragon' is there was a text from George and there was a little bit more of a roadmap. [Goldman’s prequel] did have more challenges in terms of establishing a world, but I think she handled that beautifully… there wasn’t one glaring thing."