VERY GOOD NEWS: Game of Thrones fans now have something to (finally) look forward to — the prequel series House of the Dragon will officially debut in 2022.

To celebrate this news and the official start of production, HBO also launched a brand-new Twitter account for House of the Dragon and released some exciting cast photos during a socially distanced table read:

Fire will reign 🔥
The @HBO original series #HouseoftheDragon is officially in production. Coming soon to @HBOMax in 2022.

05:03 PM – 26 Apr 2021

Twitter: @HouseofDragon

Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen:

Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.
The @HBO original series #HouseoftheDragon is officially in production and coming to @HBOMax in 2022.

05:11 PM – 26 Apr 2021

Steve Toussaint as The Sea Snake:

Steve Toussaint as The Sea Snake.
The @HBO original series #HouseoftheDragon is officially in production and coming to @HBOMax in 2022.

05:15 PM – 26 Apr 2021

Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen:

Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen.
The @HBO original series #HouseoftheDragon is officially in production and coming to @HBOMax in 2022.

05:20 PM – 26 Apr 2021

Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen:

Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen.
The @HBO original series #HouseoftheDragon is officially in production and coming to @HBOMax in 2022.

05:24 PM – 26 Apr 2021

Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower:

Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower.
The @HBO original series #HouseoftheDragon is officially in production and coming to @HBOMax in 2022.

05:28 PM – 26 Apr 2021

And Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower:

Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower.
The @HBO original series #HouseoftheDragon is officially in production and coming to @HBOMax in 2022.

05:30 PM – 26 Apr 2021

House of the Dragon is based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood — which tells the history of House Targaryen — and will be set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.

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Not to be confused with A Song of Ice and Fire, the book series which GoT was based on.

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And GoT alum Miguel Sapochnik — who directed iconic GoT episodes like “Battle of the Bastards” — will serve as co-showrunner and direct the pilot (as well as other episodes).

HBO

Yes. Good.

Basically: It’s all starting again…so get hyped!

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