Everything You Need to Know About House of the Dragon

By Dickson Osas

Fans of Game of Thrones, Your Prayers Have Been Answered:

The series’ first spinoff, House of the Dragon, Aired on HBO on August 21. However, there are no Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister, or Dothraki (that we know of). Instead, this new drama series centers on the House Targaryen, which is derived from the Mad Queen Daenerys (Emilia Clarke).

Because the series is set two centuries before the events of Game of Thrones’ first episode, you don’t have to see the latter to appreciate the new one.
(Hell, you could watch House of the Dragon and then the entire season of Game of Thrones and still have a fantastic time.)

House of the Dragon | Official Trailer | HBO Max

The Heirs of the Dragon: A Review of House of the Dragon Episode 1

Pure fantasy fiction may be found in the sweeping A Song of Ice and Fire books by George R.R. Martin and the HBO television series based on them. There are no dragons, Targaryen dynasty, or country of perpetual winter, despite Martin’s occasional borrowing from actual Medieval history.

Even with all the ice zombies and red witches, Game of Thrones’ popularity was primarily due to how seriously it treated its status as a fictional account of history.

Although it wasn’t a representation of our past, it might just as well have been.
Aegon the Conqueror colonized a region that would later give rise to the country of capitalistic pleasures people currently enjoy.

There is a contemporary King’s Landing somewhere out there in the universe.
It’s difficult to predict how House of the Dragon’s debut episode will be received by casual Game of Thrones watchers and those who haven’t read the A Song of Ice and Fire books.

However, ASOIAF geeks must be content as pigs in dragonshit. Ryan Condal, a close friend and ardent ASOIAF fan, was personally chosen by George R.R. Martin to serve as showrunner for this first post-Thrones project. That is now coming across as a wise, necessary choice rather than the result of writerly arrogance or cronyism.

Only a group of devoted devotees, like Condal and co-showrunner Miguel Sapochnik, could make sense of the other history Martin has built since it is so intricate and deep. The first episode has a lot of potential since it perfectly captures the spirit of Westeros with expensive clothing and mind-blowing spectacular effects.

Perhaps even more stunning are the mysterious nature of the acting and the respect and affection for the world the program is set in, which will no doubt win over longtime readers of Martin’s books and HBO’s Game of Thrones adaptation. I

t’s safe to say that Game of Thrones is back, and it will be interesting to see where this chapter of its journey takes us, given the mostly excellent reviews.

House of the Dragon Release Date

August 21, 2022