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HBO Announces Production Kickoff for “House of the Dragon”

We were scratching our heads this morning as the official “Game of Thrones” Twitter account went a little…incendiary. Several tweets, containing only the fire / flame emoji were posted, and we could not figure out why. Shortly thereafter, the reason became apparent.

Production has officially kicked off on the “Game of Thrones” spinoff series “House of the Dragon.”

All photos courtesy of HBO.

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Centering on the Targaryens, the series takes place roughly 300 years before the action of author George R. R. Martin‘s first novel from the “Song of Ice and Fire” saga, aka “Game of Thrones.”

We’ve had a couple of big casting announcements for the series, including Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen.

Martin and Ryan Condal (Colony, Hercules) will serve as co-creators on the series. Miguel Sapochnik and Condal will be showrunners, and the pair will also serve as executive producers along with Martin, Vince Gerardis, Sara Lee Hess, and Ron Schmidt.

And, most excitingly, “Game of Thrones” and “Westworld” composer Ramin Djawadi will score “House of the Dragon.”

We will of course let you know what we hear about this and other “Game of Thrones spinoff series as more news becomes available.

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