‘House of the Dragon’ Fans Think Showrunner Ryan Condal Hinted at a Summer 2022 Premiere Date

TL;DR:

  • House of the Dragon is just one of the many Game of Thrones sequels, prequels, and spinoffs HBO has in the works.
  • Some GoT fans think showrunner Ryan Condal hinted at a summer premiere.
  • Condal also urged fans to be patient when it comes to House of the Dragon too.
House of the Dragon stars Olivia Cooke as "Alicent Hightower" and Rhys Ifans as "Otto Hightower" in an image from the Game of Thrones prequel
Olivia Cooke and Rhys Ifans in an image from ‘House of the Dragon’ | Ollie Upton/HBO

House of the Dragon is coming to HBO Max this year. However, exactly when that will happen remains a mystery. Details about the highly-anticipated Game of Thrones prequel are still hard to come by. But we do know that filming has officially wrapped. And some fans think that showrunner Ryan Condal hinted at a summer 2022 premiere date.

‘House of the Dragon’ is just one of the many ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoffs in the works

WarnerMedia announced in October 2019 that House of the Dragon would be the first of many Game of Thrones prequels coming to HBO. According to IndieWire, other prequels currently in development are Tales of Dunk and Egg and 10,000 Ships.

There’s also a spinoff of House of the Dragon already in the works — currently with the working title The Sea Snake — that follows Steve Toussaint’s character Lord Corlys Velaryon. And, there are three untitled animated Game of Thrones-related projects in development. Including one that’s based on The Golden Empire of Yi Ti, inspired by ancient China.

Author George R. R. Martin recently gave an update about House of the Dragon on his blog but had to stay quiet about the other projects.

“So far, I am very excited. House of the Dragon has wrapped in London and is now in post-production,” Martin wrote. “What I have seen, I have loved. I am eager to see more. I am excited about the other successor shows as well, however. I am dying to tell you all about them, but I am not supposed to, so…”

Some fans think Ryan Condal hinted at a summer premiere

Even though filming wrapped in mid-February on the first 10 episodes, Martin warned his fans that there was still a lot of work to do.

“A lot more work needs to be done. Special effects, color timing, score, all the post-production work. But the writing, the directing, the acting all look terrific. I hope you will like them as much as I do,” Martin wrote.

He went on to say that the season 1 release date is still very much up in the air.

“So when will you get to see it, you ask? When will the dragons dance? I wish I could tell you. Lots of work remains to be done, as I said, and COVID makes planning difficult. This spring? Unlikely. Maybe summer? Could be. Fall? Who knows? You’ll know when we do,” the author said.

But as Winter Is Coming notes, some fans believe that showrunner Ryan Condal’s scheduled appearance at San Diego Comic-Con in July means that a summer premiere is on the way.

The ‘House of the Dragon’ showrunner says fans should be patient

An appearance at Comic-Con could be Condal’s way of hyping House of the Dragon before its release later this summer. But he recently said on The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of podcast that they have a long way to go before season 1 is ready to air.

“We at last finished. We did really well all the way through, and then Omicron really threw a monkey wrench…into the works,” Condal said. “We’re not anywhere close to done because we have lots of post stuff to do.”

All eight seasons of Game of Thrones are now playing on HBO Max.

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