Dracarys! The Game of Thrones spinoff sequence House of the Dragon is lastly within the works at HBO, giving Westeros obsessives one thing to stay up for.
After canceling one GoT prequel sequence in late 2019, the community determined to maneuver ahead with House of the Dragon, based mostly on George R.R. Martin’s 2018 novel Fire & Blood. Following some pandemic-related delays all through 2020, the present started manufacturing in April 2021.
“George R.R. Martin’s world is so big, and what’s interesting about it, not only is it big, but he’s got a lot of road maps in terms of history,” Casey Bloys, chief content material officer for HBO and HBO Max, said at a Television Critics’ Association event in February. “So one of the great things about House of the Dragon is that’s an established history that leads you to Game of Thrones the show, and there [are] a lot of little branches.”
Because this can be a prequel, although, none of Thrones‘ acquainted faces will likely be current — not even those who have been nonetheless dwelling within the sequence finale, together with Arya (Maisie Williams), Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington).
House of the Dragon is about a whole lot of years earlier than the occasions of GoT and focuses on the ancestors of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). British actress Emma D’Arcy will tackle the function of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, whereas Crown alum Matt Smith will play her uncle Prince Daemon Targaryen.
Rhaenyra is raised as inheritor to the throne of Westeros, however as a result of no one on this universe ever respects the road of succession, her half-brother, Aegon II, challenges her declare. This units off a civil battle generally known as the Dance of the Dragons, which is what the brand new present will likely be about.
Other actors rounding out the cast embody Eve Best, Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Fabien Frankel, Rhys Ifans, Sonoya Mizuno and Steve Toussaint. They appear to be sworn to secrecy concerning the present’s plot, however Cooke, who performs Alicent Hightower, is joyful to debate the unique sequence, which she hadn’t watched in any respect earlier than touchdown her function.
“When I read the script, I hadn’t seen any Game of Thrones,” the Sound of Metal star instructed Variety in January 2021. “But then I binged it and now I’m obsessed.”
In true Thrones trend, as soon as she bought the function, she wasn’t allowed to inform anybody about it for 2 months. “People would ask, ‘What’s up for you next?’ and I’d have to be like, ‘Nothing,’” she recalled.
The most vital question, of course, is whether or not there will likely be dragons. No one concerned within the present has confirmed it, however the answer remains to be most likely sure. Within the world of Thrones, Daenerys was famously the primary particular person to trip a dragon in a few years, however her ancestors did it on a regular basis. So, these individuals? Definitely driving dragons.
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