Cable channel HBO has given the go-ahead for a prequel series to the hit fantasy TV show Game of Thrones.
Dubbed the “House of Dragon,” the series will tell the story of the House Targaryen, based on Martin’s book “Fire and Blood.”
House of the Dragon will be set about 300 years before events in the original series, which ended its eight-season run earlier this year.
The announcement came hours after another planned prequel, due to star Naomi Watts, was reportedly cancelled.
Game of Thrones was HBO’s most popular series. It won multiple Emmy awards and drew tens of millions of viewers.