With both Ryan Condal, writer of “Colony,” “Rampage,” and “Hercules,” alongside “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin as series creators, “House of the Dragon” appears to be well on its way to the Iron Throne. Though very little about the “Game of Thrones” spinoff show has been revealed, judged by the name alone, it’s clear that HBO's newest greenlit series will focus heavily on the ancestry of actress Emilia Clarke’s Mother of Dragons.

“House of the Dragon” will closely follow Martin’s “Fire and Blood,” which takes place 300 years before the events of “Game of Thrones.” Led by series veteran Miguel Sapochnik, who directed some of the most violent episodes like “Battle of the Bastards” and “The Long Night,” this series is anticipated to be gory, to say the least.

Now that Naomi Watts’ “Game of Thrones” prequel series has been dropped by HBO, in addition to the poorly received ending of the main show itself, fans are waiting breathlessly to see just what the streaming service develops this time around.

The Targaryens have a great deal of history in Martin’s novels, despite being left relatively incognito in the main storyline. Aside from Daenerys, her demented brother, and Aemon Targaryen, little about the family has been detailed in the Emmy Award-winning HBO show, though they are important to the overall plotline. The previous Lord of the Seven Kingdoms Aerys II Targaryen (also known as the Mad King), was killed by Jaime Lannister amid Robert’s Rebellion, earning Jaime the title of Kingslayer.

Martin’s “Fire and Blood” specifically focuses on key events leading up to the rule of Aegon III. Since “Game of Thrones” Season 8 had a $90 million budget, it will be interesting to see what level of financing HBO is willing to acquiesce in the incorporation of such massive events such as the great civil war, also known as the Dance of the Dragons and The Targaryen Conquest.

Yet, with Sapochnik’s directing techniques along with the brilliant prose of both Condal and Martin, HBO’s “House of the Dragon” will no doubt be as hot as dragon’s breath and as explosive as wildfire.

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Pictured is a scene from “Game of Thrones” on HBO. Helen Sloan/HBO