HBO has announced that production is now underway on upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series, House of The Dragon, and we also have a new series of official portraits from the first cast read…

House of The Dragon has officially entered production.

HBO has been teasing some kind of announcement throughout the day with a series of fire emojis, and the network has now revealed that cameras will soon be rolling on the Game of Thrones prequel series with a behind-the-scenes photo of what looks like a socially-distanced table read.

We also have a series of cast portraits, which you can see by following the Twitter thread below.

Fire will reign 🔥#HouseoftheDragon is officially in production. Follow @HouseofDragon for all updates.

— 🔥 Game of Thrones 🔥 (@GameOfThrones) April 26, 2021

Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen.
The @HBO original series #HouseoftheDragon is officially in production and coming to @HBOMax in 2022.

— House of the Dragon (@HouseofDragon) April 26, 2021

It was recently announced that Fabien Frankel, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best and Sonoya Mizuno have joined the cast as Ser Criston Cole, Otto Hightower, Lord Corlys Velaryon, Princess Rhaenys Velaryon and Mysaria, respectively.

They join Paddy Considine (Dead Man’s Shoes, The World’s End) in the lead role of King Viserys Targaryen, Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One) as Alicent Hightower, Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers) as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, and Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Prince Daemon Targaryen.

House of the Dragon is being developed as a 10-episode first season, co-created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal (Colony). Condal also wrote the script with Sara Lee Hess, and will serve as co-showrunner alongside Miguel Sapochnik. The latter will direct the pilot and additional episodes.

House of the Dragon is set for a 2022 premiere.