GoT prequel House of the Dragon shoots UK
The drama is based on George RR Martin’s Fire & Blood and is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, exploring the story of House Targaryen. Ordered as a straight-to-series commission, it is written by Martin, Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal.
HBO revealed the start of production on Twitter with photos of the cast a socially-distanced table read (left).
Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Rhys Ifans, Sonoya Mizuno and Fabien Frankel round out the cast.
Martin and Condal will serve as co-creators on the series. Sapochnik and Condal will be showrunners, and the pair will also serve as executive producers along with Martin, Vince Gerardis, Sara Lee Hess and Ron Schmidt. Sapochnik, Clare Kilner, Geeta V Patel and Greg Yaitanes direct the 10-episode run.
Photos via Twitter/HBO.
Also on The Knowledge
The third in Marvel’s Ant-Man series of films, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, is now in pre-production at Pinewood Studios, readying to shoot later in the year.
Red Planet Pictures’ period drama Sanditon has been picked up for a double series commission by PBS’ Masterpiece and Britbox with filming taking place later this year in Bristol.
Principal photography is underway at Titanic Studios in Northern Ireland on Dungeons & Dragons, the much-anticipated feature adaptation based on the iconic role-playing game.
ITV has greenlit a second series of Brighton-set crime drama Grace starring John Simm as the eponymous DI.
Keeley Hawes and Max Beesley are lining up to star in Sky’s 8 x 60 adaptation of The Midwich Cuckoos which, as previously confirmed on Production Intelligence, begins filming in London in May.
Filming is underway on the second Downton Abbey feature with Simon Curtis calling the shots from a screenplay by Julian Fellowes.