I was surprised when I misread the news. I read (wrongly) that HBO passed on the Game of Thrones prequel series, House of The Dragon. I attempted to rationalize why this might happen. After all prequel series don’t have a great run of success after a series is popular like Game of Thrones was. It will be costly to make. Yes, those must be the reasons it was passed on. But it wasn’t.
This series was pitched as set thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones. It was to star Naomi Watts. It has been given the green light for a 10 episode season for HBO.
House of The Dragon will be in competition with streaming series like Netflix and Amazon Prime who are bringing their own big time fantasy series of Middle Earth (Lord of the Rings), Wheel of Time, The Witcher, and Chronicles of Narnia