Game of Thrones, which aired on HBO for eight seasons from 2011 to 2019, had record-breaking viewership, and, as a result, it continues to have a large, active, and global fan base. Since the show’s end, there have been rumours of possible spinoffs and sequels, but only “House of the Dragon” has made it to the big screen, creating a lot of anticipation.
The “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon,” which features a new cast of characters and a more diverse production crew, was released on Sunday and immediately went viral on social media.
The series of events take place two centuries before the plot of the events that took place during the “Game of Thrones” timeline. The House Targaryen, made famous by Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys and her terrifying dragons in the original series, is the focus of the 10-episode prequel series.
However, while many users are pleased with the use of the original music theme and references to the original series, they point out that the spinoff is not a “Game of Thrones” ripoff. Some Twitter users, for example, wondered where the show’s massive budget went when the costumes appeared to be cheap.
Others simply mentioned the show’s usual high level of on-screen violence.
One of the new faces in the series is Prince Daemon Targaryen, played by actor Matt Smith, best known for his “Dr. Who” reprisal. In an interview, the actor revealed that his evil persona is far more nuanced than it appears.
George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal co-created the sci-fi drama “Colony,” which is based on Martin’s “Fire and Blood” work. Condal serves as executive producer and co-showrunner alongside the prequel’s director, Miguel Sapochnik, who has experience from the “Game of Thrones” series.
Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine) succeeds his older cousin Princess Rhaenys Velaryon as heir to the Iron Throne (Eve Best) in the first episode of the series. Viserys, on the other hand, needs his own heir because both his daughter Princess Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy plays the adult version, while Milly Alcock plays the younger version) and his younger brother Daemon aspire to be powerful figures.
Among the cast members are Rhys Ifans, Fabien Frankel, Emily Carey, Graham McTavish, and Sonoya Mizuno.
This season’s episodes will be released once a week, with the season finale scheduled for October 23.