Are the Game of Thrones showrunners involved in House of the Dragon?


Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss brought Game of Thrones to life. But as beloved as the series was, their work on the final season was universally panned. So now people are wondering: are they involved in the upcoming spin-off House of the Dragon?

The short answer is no. HBO programming president Casey Bloys has said that Benioff and Weiss “have been entirely hands off” with the new series, instead focusing on their $200 million development deal at Netflix. Before that, they were tied to a new Star Wars trilogy but backed out of the project, citing their busy schedules.

New Game of Thrones series not tied to former showrunners

HBO is committed to the development of an entire extended universe spinning out of Game of Thrones, with new series to be set in the show’s past. Several spinoff series are in various states of development, beginning with House of the Dragon, set some 170 years prior to the events in Game of Thrones. The showrunners of the new series Ryan Condal and frequent Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik, with help from A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin.

House of the Dragon will kick things off in 2022. But there are other shows in development, including Tales of Dunk and Egg, Flea Bottom and 10,000 Ships. All of these series are set within the world of Game of Thrones but they take place across the timeline.

Fans have been wondering whether there will be any crossovers with the new series and the Game of Thrones cast. It’s not likely, but never rule crossovers out. Creative storytelling could allow for visions of the future or the past, depending on when the series is set.

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