HBO Max launched earlier this year. The HBO show ‘House of the Dragon‘ is a ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoff. The prequel show is currently in development. It will release in 2022. Moreover, according to one of HBO’s chief execs, more Game of Thrones spinoffs could happen. These contents could still be bright and expansive at HBO.
HBO/HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys told Variety: “Remember, HBO — our subscriber count is about 35 million. That was about our top. So there’s a lot of people who have never experienced the library of programming that HBO has to offer. On HBO Max, we have kind of put together a lot of amazing brands and content from Friends reruns, Big Bang Theory, South Park, Studio Ghibli, all sorts of the library that we’re going to take advantage of people coming in to try the movies, and hopefully they will see what a great value HBO Max is.”
When asked if ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ world could become a central universe for the company as Star Wars and Marvel have become for Disney, he added: “Those are fantastic properties that are decades and decades old. I don’t know that it would get that big, but certainly, it is a great resource that we have and an amazing world. So I don’t think it’s just going to be the one [show] for the rest of its life.”
Game of Thrones spin-off ‘House of the Dragon’
The first cast member announced as Paddy Considine in the prequel show. He will play King Viserys.
Matt Smith (The Crown, Doctor Who) will play Daemon Targaryen. HBO describes the character as the “younger brother to King Viserys and heir to the throne. A peerless warrior and a dragon rider, Daemon possesses the true blood of the dragon. But it is said that whenever a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin in the air…”
- Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One, Bates Motel) will play Alicent Hightower.
- Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers) will play Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.