“House of the Dragon”: all about the series that is set three centuries before “Game of Thrones”

Watch here the preview of “House of the Dragon”, the prequel series of “Game of Thrones” that focuses on the Targaryen family. (HBO)

the universe of game of Thrones will reflect the expansion of the literary saga on the small screen with house of the dragon (The house of the dragon). The story will work as a prequel, since the events take place 300 years before what was seen in the original production of hbo which finished airing in 2019. The eighth and final season did not leave the audience in the world very happy, and this next series promises to revive interest in this fantastic world created by Jorge R.R. Martin. Here we tell you more details of everything that is known about this title.

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Synopsis and plot of the original book

Mainly, the premise focuses on the House Targaryens three centuries before its almost complete extinction. we will meet Viserys, who will have to become the successor of King Jaehaerys on the Iron Throne, though he might not be ready enough to take on such a responsibility. In addition, other characters that will also be of great importance in this plot are Prince Daemon, Princess Rhaenyra and Princess Rhaenys; and other families such as the Velaryons, the Hightowers, the Lannisters, and the Strongs.

The series will adapt the story told in the novel “Fire and Blood”, published by George RR Martin in 2018. (HBO Max)

The cleave It is an adaptation of the novel fire and blood (2018), which delves into the origins of the House of the Dragon from Aegon’s Landing to Aegon III’s regency in Westeros. This book tells how these nobles and dragon keepers survived the Curse of Valyria and settled on the island of Dragonstone.

According to the official argument, the first published volume “tells us, in great detail, the history of such a fascinating family: beginning with Aegon I Targaryenscreator of the iconic Iron Throne, and followed by the rest of the generations of Targaryens who fought fiercely to retain power, and the throne, until the arrival of the civil war that almost ended them. In this way, he intends to answer what happened in the events of the Dance of the Dragons and what life was like before, when dragons soared through the skies.

Matt Smith as Daemon and Emma D'Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen make up the main cast.  (HBOMax)
Matt Smith as Daemon and Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen make up the main cast. (HBOMax)

Who is in the cast and where was it filmed?

The main cast of house of the dragon is made up of matt smith as Demon; emma d’arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen; considine rice as Viserys Targaryens; eve better as Rhaenys Targaryen; steve toussaint Corlys Velaryon; Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower; Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower; fabien frankel as Ser Criston Cole; and sonoya mizuno like mysaria. Other actors that make up the production are John Macmillan, Savannah Steyn, Wil Johnson, Jefferson Hall, Gavin Spokes, Ryan Corr, Matthew Needham, Graham McTavish, David Horovitch and paterson.

The season is written by himself Jorge R.R. Martin beside ryan county and Miguel Sapochnikthe latter directed various episodes of game of Thrones. The direction fell to Kilner, Geeta Patel, Greg Yaitanes and Sapochnik; and the filming took place in the Leavesden studios, Watford (United Kingdom), as well as in Los Angeles, Ireland and Spain (specifically in the cities of Cáceres, Trujillo and Granada).

"house of the dragon" It is a creation of the original author of the novels together with Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik.  (HBOMax)
“House of the Dragon” is the brainchild of the original author of the novels along with Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik. (HBOMax)

Premiere date on HBO Max

Max HBO will present the first episode of house of the dragon next August 21 and will continue to air the rest of the season weekly. There will be ten chapters in total that will focus on the history of the House Targaryens three centuries before Daenerys begins her path to the Throne as the Mother of Dragons. It is still unknown if the television fiction will be renewed for a second season, but an announcement like this would not be surprising, since its predecessor had eight installments that were released year after year under the great expectation of the global viewing public.

The streaming platform officially announced that the pilot chapter will arrive on August 21.  (HBOMax)
The streaming platform officially announced that the pilot chapter will arrive on August 21. (HBOMax)

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