Winter Is Returning: “Game of Thrones” Prequel ‘House of the Dragon’

Dracarys! Fans of Westeros will have something to anticipate thanks to HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones spinoff series House of the Dragon.

The network decided to move through with House of the Dragon after canceling one of its prequels, based on George R.R. Martin’s 2018 novel Fire & Blood. The show saw several delays in 2020 before production finally came underway in April 2021.

In February, Casey Bloys, chief content officer for HBO and HBO Max, stated, “George R.R. Martin’s universe is so enormous, and what is exciting about it, not only is it big, but he is got a lot of road maps in terms of history.” House of the Dragon has a long history, connections to the Game of Thrones television series, and several little branches are among its strongest features.

Arya (Maisie Williams), Sansa (Sophie Turner), and Jon Snow, who were all still alive in the series finale, will not be in this prequel because it is a prequel, and they are not among the recognized characters from Game of Thrones (Kit Harington).

Emma D’Arcy will portray Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Prince Daemon Targaryen, played by Crown alumnus Matt Smith. Rhaenyra is brought up to be the heir apparent to the throne of Westeros, but her half-brother Aegon II contests this since no one in this realm ever follows the rules of succession. The new program will focus on the Dance of the Dragons, a civil conflict that results from this.

The supporting cast members include Olivia Cooke, Eve Best, Paddy Considine, Frankel, Ifans, Mizuno, and Steve. Cooke, who portrays Alicent Hightower, is pleased to talk about the original series, which she had not watched before earning her part, even though they appear to be sworn to secrecy surrounding the show’s narrative.

The Sound of the Metal actor admitted to Variety in January 2021 that she had not watched any Game of Thrones when she read the screenplay. But after bingeing, I became fascinated.

In the typical Game of Thrones style, she was not permitted to reveal her new job to anybody for two months. People would inquire about her plans and have to reply, “Nothing,” she recalled.

Of course, the most crucial query is whether or not dragons will exist. Although no one from the program has acknowledged it, the likelihood that it is true remains high. Daenerys was the first human to ride a dragon in the Game of Thrones universe in a very long time, although her predecessors did it frequently.

The 2018 book Fire & Blood, which concentrates on the history of House Targaryen, is a book that House of the Dragon may allude to, even if Martin’s work for Game of Thrones eventually exceeded it. Although the book is almost 700 pages long because it is a George R.R. Martin work, loyal fans will have plenty of time to catch up as the television adaptation is not expected to air until at least 2022. (The author also states that a second book is in the works.)