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Game of Thrones - Fire & Blood House Targaryen Prequel Nears Pilot Order at HBO

Deadline has exclusively revealed that HBO is nearing a pilot order to a Game of Thrones prequel about House Targaryen.

Created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal (Colony co-creator) and written by Condal, the project is set 300 years before the events taking place in Game of Thrones, chronicling the beginning of the end for House Targaryen.

Per Entertainment Weekly, the prequel series will lead up to and eventually chronicle House Targaryen's civil war, the legendary Dance of the Dragons.

Deadline notes that the potential series is based upon the Fire & Blood novel by George R.R. Martin and has been in the works since last fall at HBO. It's noted that this is not the sixth GOT prequel in development but rather a new take on a world worked on by Bryan Cogman, of which is no longer in development, in one of the original five GOT prequels from 2017.

Fire & Blood starts off with Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold the throne, all the way up to the civil war, known as the Dance of the Dragons, that nearly tore their dynasty apart. The war will be a significant part of the TV adaptation, I hear.

The Jane Goldman penned Game of Thrones prequel starring Naomi Watts is in post-production, currently awaiting news for a potential series pickup.

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