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George R.R. Martin Won’t Write For House of the Dragon Until Winds of Winter is Done

October 30, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Game of Thrones House of the Dragon

Don’t worry, A Song of Ice & Fire readers: the new House of the Dragon series won’t cause the book to be delayed more than it already is. George R.R. Martin posted to his official blog with an update on yesterday’s news that HBO has ordered a 10-episode first season of the Game of Thrones spin-off, which will be based on his Fire & Blood history of House Targaryen.

Martin noted that co-showrunner and writer Ryan Condal “has already done a considerable amount of writing on House of the Dragon, but a lot of work remains ahead of us. There’s a writer’s room to be assembled, episodes to be broken down and scripted, a cast and crew to be assembled, budgets and production details to be worked out. As yet, we don’t even know where we will be shooting… though I expect we will revisit at least some of the countries David & Dan used for Game of Thrones (Ireland, Iceland, Scotland, Croatia, Morocco, Malta, and Spain). I expect to be involved in all of this to some extent… and, who knows, if things work out, I may even be able to script a few episodes, as I did for the first four seasons of Game of Thrones.”

He did make it clear though, that “I am not taking on any scripts until I have finished and delivered Winds of Winter. Winter is still coming, and Winds remains my priority, as much as I’d love to write an episodes of House.”

The series will explore the history of the house that produced Daenerys, set 300 years before the events of the series.