The Game of Thrones spin-off titled House of the Dragon is likely to premiere in 2022.
HBO programming chief Casey Bloys told this to variety.com during the Television Critics Assn. tour on Wednesday, calling it his best guess.
He was not able to narrow down a more precise premiere date at this stage, though. No production dates have been determined yet.
Co-created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal, House of the Dragon is based on Fire & Blood and set 300 years before the events of GoT, telling the story of House Targaryen.
Bloys said: They are in the room breaking story right now. My guess is well see it on the air in 22.
As for the untitled Game of Thrones prequel pilot starring Naomi Watts, which HBO ultimately passed on, the cancellation was characterised as no singular thing.
Pilots sometimes they come together, sometimes they dont. And I would say that was very much the case here. Theres nothing I would point to and say Oh, this was the problem, Bloys said.
He added that Jane Goldman, who co-created the project with Martin, took on the challenge of world-building beautifully.
That (prequel) was 8,000 years before the current show, so it required a lot more invention. One of the benefits of House of the Dragon is there was a text from George and there was a little bit more of a roadmap.
(Goldmans prequel) did have more challenges in terms of establishing a world, but I think she handled that beautifully... there wasnt one glaring thing.