'Game of Thrones' prequel, 'House of the Dragon,' coming to HBO
The final season of "Game of Thrones" premieres on HBO on Sunday, April 14. The cable network announced Tuesday it has ordered a "Game of Thrones" prequel from George R.R. The show is set 300 years before the events of "Game of Thrones" and tells the story of the House of Targaryen, according to HBO. Sapochnik, who has an overall deal at HBO and directed several episodes of "Game of Thrones," will direct the pilot. "The 'Game of Thrones' universe is so rich with stories," said Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming.
"Game of Thrones" showrunners drop out of Comic-Con panel
HBO's "Game of Thrones" nabbed 32 Emmy nominations on Tuesday the highest of any show in a single year. Despite its success, its showrunners have suffered an unprecedented level of criticism, with more than a million fans signing a petition to have new writers redo the eighth and final season. Weiss have canceled their appearance at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, just two days before the show's highly-anticipated panel. The official "Game of Thrones" Twitter account shared the lineup change Wednesday. SDCC was expected to be the showrunners' first public appearance since the show's finale in May.cbsnews.com