The prequel series to the popular 'Game of Thrones' (GOT) was officially announced by HBO. GOT concluded with its eight seasons earlier this year.

The news regarding the prequel series was shared on the official Twitter page of "Game of Thrones".

According to sources, the prequel is 10-episode series and  is titled "House of The Dragon" which is based on Thrones’ companion book Fire and Blood.

The series is co-created by George RR Martin and Ryan Condal. Condal will be writing the series. Condal will partner with Miguel Sapochnik and share showrunner duties on the new series, the sources said.

According to HBO, the prequel will take place some 300 years before the events of the main series and tells the story of the House of Targaryen. It is set to chronicle the civil war that eventually led to the legendary ‘Dance of the Dragons’.

According to reports, HBO has also passed on the project.

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