The best television spin-offs ever

'House of the Dragon' premiere proves to be worthy prequel series to 'Game of Thrones'

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22/08/22 | StarsInsider

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Pulling off a spin-off doesn't always work out. With poor storylines and drawn-out characters, it can become a recipe for disaster.

Fans were nervous for 'Game of Thrones' spinoffs, particularly after HBO shot and canceled a separate prequel series, but now that 'House of Dragon' premiered on August 21, hopes are high. This dragon-filled prequel series follows the rise-and-fall tale of the Targaryen family, and it's set nearly 200 years before the events of 'GoT.' Created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal, who also serves as showrunner with director Miguel Sapochnik, the prequel pays close homage to the original series, and may even right the wrongs that made the final season of 'GoT' so controversial. Only time will tell! 

Indeed, some spin-off series, from sitcoms to dramas, have over the decades succeeded tremendously. Curious to see which shows made the list? Have a look at the gallery.

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