Game of Thrones prequel series announced

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HBO has given the green light for a prequel series to Game of Thrones.

The new series, called House of the Dragon, will take place hundreds of years before the original series is set.

Game of Thrones is easily HBO's most popular series and has won several awards.

House of the Dragon will be co-produced by George RR Martin, Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik.

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