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‘House of the Dragon’: this is what the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel is about

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The beloved franchise Game of Thrones returns in the form of a prequel from the hand of House of the Dragonwith a completely new cast that attended the presentation of the series at a premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

game of Thrones, with its unique mixture of fantasy, violence, medieval politics and dragons, became a worldwide phenomenon that hooked the public and swept the television awards, although its ending was questioned by fans and critics. Now, we can witness a new installment that hopes to have a better ending.

There is more wealth, there has been half a century of peace and really the most important thing about this is that it is a story about a house divided. It is a unique house that is torn from withinsaid Ryan County, showrunner of the series.

What is House of the Dragon, the Game of Thrones prequel, about?

Set 170 years earlier in the same universe as George RR Martin’s fantasy books, the house of the dragon shows the glory days of the ancestors of the popular characters of Game of ThronesWhat Daenerys Targaryen.

The series begins with King Viserys Targaryen, played by Paddy Considine, deliberating on who should be his next heir: his brother the prince Demon (Matt Smith) or his daughter the princess Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy).

However, a third claimant to the throne emerges. Olivia Cooke as Alicent HightowerPrincess Rhaenyra’s lifelong friend, who marries the king after his wife dies in childbirth.

Cooke said that she enjoyed the tense scenes between her and D’Arcy that appear in the trailer. “It’s a lot of fun for me because acting alongside Emma is like going up against Mike Tyson. I love them very much and (…), on the screen we seem to hate each other but I absolutely adore them

For D’Arcy, this is his biggest role to date, and he’s setting himself up for sudden fame.

I am very excited that the series has an audience. I can’t speak to what that means for me in my day to day, but I’m very excited to see what people do with itD’Arcy said.

Rhys Ifans, who plays Alicent’s father, Ser Otto Hightower, and who is also the Mano del Rey said he feels positive about the future of the series.

The performances from around the world are nothing short of exquisite and now it’s just a matter of waiting and seeing if it resonates with the many millions of fans and new audiences.“says the actor.

As to Miguel Sapochnik, director of several episodes of Game of Thrones who returned for the prequel, advanced more details: While the original ‘Game of Thrones’ is about multiple different families spread across multiple continents, ours is a much more intimate story.“.

“It’s really about the dissolution of a family. So, in a way, it wasn’t difficult for it to be different,” added the director of the contrast of the characters that developed over 10 years.

The controversial end of Game of Thrones

During the presentation, the same Miguel Sapochnik assured that he hopes that the new story will have a different fate, after the end of the first series was criticized.

“It’s a real shame they were so disappointed … but it’s been four years, and this is a different story,” he said. “Now they have the opportunity to live a different experience. I hope they do,” he told AFP on the red carpet of the premiere.

House of the Dragon: release date and where to watch

The House of the Dragon series begins airing on HBO platforms starting August 21, 2022.


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