HBO is tough at work on Home of the Dragon, its follow-up to Sport of Thrones. The brand new present is ready 200 years earlier than the story we all know, and can element a brutal civil conflict generally known as the Dance of the Dragons, the place totally different factions of the Targaryen household fought one another on the peak of their energy.
The sequence is predicated on George R.R. Martin’s e-book Hearth & Blood, and it seems like HBO has picked the suitable showrunner in Ryan Condal. Showing on an episode of Dune Pod, Condal detailed how far alongside manufacturing is on the primary season, what he and Martin speak about, and the place his present matches into the Sport of Thrones cinematic universe, if we wanna tempt destiny and name it that.
Home of the Dragon filming is in “the home-ish stretch”
First up, Condal revealed that he and his crew are coming into the ultimate levels of filming. “We’re within the home-ish stretch for manufacturing on Home of the Dragon…which could be very thrilling as a result of it’s been a really lengthy manufacturing,” he mentioned. “We began in the midst of April, so it’s been a really lengthy, very difficult manufacturing with a number of models…We’ve got two full models capturing principally day-after-day now…There’s a lot crew on this present I don’t understand how anything is produced in London.”
And what are the names of the 2 models? “Hearth” and “Blood,” clearly.
Because the trailer for Home of the Dragon reveals, the sequence goes to look opulent proper out of the gate, and that’s earlier than the precise dragons are added in. There’ll certainly be a protracted post-production interval, however as Condal revealed, he and his crew additionally received additional time to jot down the scripts:
We had an prolonged pre-production throughout COVID. COVID occurred throughout the writing interval, which was truly form of the very best time for it to occur, trigger it simply meant we had that many extra months to get the scripts proper…So we received additional time with the scripts which I feel was actually useful. We received by means of that third and fourth iteration of the scripts…We received quite a lot of design time, and all of the conceptual stuff we received [more time] with.
You possibly can have all of the CGI dragons and battles you need, you’ll be able to rent the very best actors, you may give the present tons of promotion, however in the end, if the script isn’t good, the sequence isn’t good, so I’m glad to listen to they received to spend some a lot time fine-tuning issues.
George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal hold in shut contact
Condal additionally has a secret weapon on his facet: entry to A Music of Ice and Hearth creator George R.R. Martin. Condal and Martin are previous buddies — that’s a part of why Condal received the job — and Condal is aware of Martin’s work inside and outside.
But it surely nonetheless doesn’t damage to examine on issues with the person who originated this world. “George has been actually concerned and likewise very beneficiant along with his time,” Condal mentioned. “It’s principally like should you had been making Lord of the Rings however Tolkien was round…While you make a alternative, you’re like, ‘Effectively, I instructed George and he mentioned that was cool, so come at me, Reddit.’”
Simply to make clear, quite a lot of their communication is thru textual content or, extra not often, cellphone calls, so it’s not like Martin is definitely flying out to set and supervising issues. He’s at residence, presumably engaged on The Winds of Winter. Or at the very least that’s what we’re all hoping.
There are “plans” for a Sport of Thrones Cinematic Universe
Home of the Dragon is the primary Sport of Thrones prequel HBO is making, but it surely isn’t essentially the final. We’ve heard about a complete host of spinoff reveals in numerous levels of improvement, however there’s no assure that any will truly make it air after HotD.
Nonetheless, it’s a must to marvel if that is HBO’s approach of aping Marvel and making its personal Sport of Thrones cinematic universe. Condal says speak that like is generally above his pay grade:
Determining what the way forward for the enormous Thrones universe nonetheless form of stays to be seen. Definitely there are plans…I’m certain all that stuff is occurring…Our present is admittedly in a approach the early Iron Man film or the early Thor film, the place they’re nonetheless determining what this factor goes to seem like…Keep in mind that that is actually actually actually early on. But it surely’s in implausible arms.
Personally, I’d hate to see the Thrones universe turn out to be as overexposed as Marvel, which appears to have a brand new film or present out each month, though in fact I get the compulsion for HBO execs to comply with Marvel’s lead within the hopes of creating plane carriers full of cash. Nonetheless, traditionally HBO has been a bit much less shameless than Disney, so I’ll hope for the very best. As Condal says, “One of the best inventive expertise I’ve ever had in my life is with HBO and WarnerMedia.”
We don’t have a precise launch date for Home of the Dragon, but it surely’s due out someday in 2022.
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