HBO’s upcoming prequel series House Of The Dragon, is the story of the House Targaryen set two hundred years before the events of Game of Thrones. The series is created by Ryan J. Condal and George R. R. Martin, the author of the books, who excitedly shared some new info on the prequel in his blog post.
In the post, Martin writes that the shooting has wrapped for the first season, highlighting that “yes, all ten episodes” are filmed and ready. He states that he loves the few rough cuts that he has seen, but admits there is a lot more work to be done, including “special effects, color timing, score and all the production work”
However, when it comes to writing, the directing and the acting, all of these “look terrific”, a prediction which many fans hold on to, especially considering the infamous Game of Thrones season finale, which left a great number of them highly disappointed. Many are hoping this new adaptation will make up for the past errors and prove itself worthy of its large and, despite all, loyal fanbase.
House of The Dragon’ five lead characters include King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine), Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke), Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy), Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) and Lord Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint).The series will premiere in 2022, but the exact date is still unknown, or in George R.R. Martin’s words: “This spring? Unlikely. Maybe summer? Could be. Fall? Who knows? You’ll know when we do.”