US Television network HBO on Tuesday confirmed it had ordered a prequel series to its Emmy-winning Game of Thrones.
The new installment from George RR Martin's fantasy universe is to be set 300 years before the events of the original smash-hit show.
Dubbed the "House of Dragon," the series will tell the story of the House Targaryen, based on Martin's book "Fire and Blood."
The Targaryen dynasty was epitomized in the show through the character Daenerys, played by actress Emilia Clarke. Daenerys was one of the show's most iconic characters, having the rare, inherited ability to tame dragons.
The new series was announced at a Los Angeles launch event for the streaming platform HBO Max, by HBO's parent company WarnerMedia.
It was not revealed when the series would become available and how the show would be cast.
jcg/rc (AP Reuters)