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[10/29/19 - 04:57 PM]
HBO Gives Series Order to "House of the Dragon," Co-Created by Ryan Condal and George R.R. Martin
Based on George R.R. Martin's "Fire & Blood," the series, which is set 300 years before the events of "Game of Thrones," tells the story of House Targaryen.

[via press release from HBO]

HBO GIVES SERIES ORDER TO "HOUSE OF THE DRAGON," CO-CREATED BY RYAN CONDAL AND GEORGE R.R. MARTIN; RYAN CONDAL AND MIGUEL SAPOCHNIK TO PARTNER AS SHOWRUNNERS

Miguel Sapochnik Will Direct Pilot And Additional Episodes; Ryan Condal, George R. R. Martin, Miguel Sapochnik And Vince Gerardis Executive Produce

LOS ANGELES, October 29, 2019 - HBO has given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order to HOUSE OF THE DRAGON, a "Game of Thrones" prequel co-created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal. Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal will partner as showrunners and will also serve as executive producers along with George R.R. Martin and Vince Gerardis, it was just announced at WarnerMedia Day by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming.

Based on George R.R. Martin's Fire & Blood, the series, which is set 300 years before the events of "Game of Thrones," tells the story of House Targaryen. Miguel Sapochnik will direct the pilot and additional episodes. Condal and Sapochnik will partner as showrunners on the series, which will be written by Condal.

"The 'Game of Thrones' universe is so rich with stories," says Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming. "We look forward to exploring the origins of House Targaryen and the earlier days of Westeros along with Miguel, Ryan and George."

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON marks Sapochnik's first project as part of an HBO overall deal where he will develop and produce content for both HBO and HBO Max.

Miguel Sapochnik won an Emmy(R) for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series as well as the DGA Award for the "Game of Thrones" episode, "Battle of The Bastards." He was nominated for another Emmy(R) in 2019 for directing the "Game of Thrones" episode, "The Long Night" and won the Emmy(R) for Best Drama Series as an Executive Producer for the final season. In total, Sapochnik has directed six episodes of "Game of Thrones," including "Hardhome" and "Winds of Winter," in addition to the episodes previously noted. He also directed the film, "Bios" for Amblin Studios starring Tom Hanks which debuts in the fall of 2020. Previously, Sapochnik directed episodes of "True Detective" for HBO and "Banshee" for CINEMAX.

Ryan Condal was the co-creator and showrunner of "Colony" for three seasons. He was the writer of MGM's "Hercules" and is currently adapting the graphic novel Analog as a feature for Lionsgate.





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