Is the world prepared for extra Recreation of Thrones? After a disappointing finale, HBO has taken its time rolling out the following entry in its fantasy franchise, however now, we’re on the verge of a brand new sequence from the thoughts of George R.R. Martin. Put together your self, for Home of the Dragon.
Because the present’s title suggests, Home of the Dragon is all concerning the Targaryen household, which implies by definition it must happen earlier than Recreation of Thrones. Particularly, it appears the HBO Max present will deal with the Targaryen civil battle, which marked the start of the tip for the household’s rule over Westeros and came about about 300 years earlier than Recreation of Thrones.
However can Home of the Dragon win over scorned GoT followers? Can it revive the franchise? Will we ever get the Arya sequel spinoff we deserve? Listed here are the solutions to all these questions and extra (aside from the Arya bit, no information on that entrance, I’m afraid.)
Seize your Valerian metal sword. Let’s dive in.
When is the Home of the Dragon launch date?
HBO lastly revealed the present’s launch date, asserting in a brand new poster that Home of the Dragon will premiere on August 21, 2022. (For anybody retaining rating at house, that’s simply two weeks earlier than Amazon rolls out its extremely anticipated Lord of the Rings prequel sequence, The Rings of Energy, however we’re positive that’s only a coincidence.)
Is there a Home of the Dragon trailer?
Sure, type of. HBO Max launched a teaser again in October 2021 selling the Recreation of Thrones prequel sequence, which reveals the brand new solid of principally pale, blonde Targaryens.
Who’s writing, directing, and showrunning Home of the Dragon?
The artistic group for Home of the Dragon includes a notable acquainted face in director Miguel Sapochnik. Sapochnik is liable for quite a few Thrones’ most memorable episodes, together with ‘Battle of the Bastards’ and ‘Hardhome’. He grew to become the present’s go-to “battle man” and largely contributed to creating essentially the most notable instance of a TV present feeling cinematic, although his Season 8 episodes weren’t at all times well-received.
Sapochnik will probably be directing the pilot in addition to different episodes all through the sequence. Becoming a member of him is Ryan Condal, longtime showrunner of the USA sci-fi sequence Colony.
Who’s within the Home of the Dragon solid?
Right here’s all the solid as we all know it to this point:
Paddy Considine — King Viserys I Targaryen, fifth king of the Seven Kingdoms
Emma D’Arcy — Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Viserys’s firstborn youngster and a dragonrider
Milly Alcock — younger Rhaenyra
Olivia Cooke — Girl Alicent Hightower, daughter of Ser Otto Hightower
Emily Carey — younger Alicent
Matt Smith — Prince Daemon Targaryen, presumptive inheritor to the Iron Throne, legendary warrior, and expert dragonrider
Rhys Ifans — Ser Otto Hightower, father of Alicent, Hand of the King, and a rival to Prince Daemon
Steve Toussaint — Lord Corlys Velaryon (aka, “Sea Snake”)
Eve Greatest — Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, spouse of Corlys and a dragonrider
Sonoya Mizuno — Mysaria, a dancer from past Westeros who turns into Prince Daemon’s ally
Fabien Frankel — Ser Criston Cole, a proficient swordsman from Dorne
Graham McTavish — Ser Harrold Westerling, a member of the Kingsguard assigned to maintain Princess Rhaenyra secure
Ryan Corr — Ser Harwin Sturdy, aka, “Breakbones,” often known as the strongest man in Westeros and inheritor to Harrenhal
Jefferson Corridor — Lord Jason Lannister/Tyland Lannister, a pair of an identical twins, Jason guidelines Casterly Rock and Tyland is a politician
David Horovitch — Grand Maester Mellos, advisor to the king
Matthew Needham — Larys Sturdy
Invoice Paterson — Lord Lyman Beesbury, the Lord of Honeyholt and Grasp of Coin
Gavin Spokes — Lord Lyonel Sturdy, Grasp of Legal guidelines and Lord of Harrenhal
Wil Johnson — Ser Vaemond Velaryon, Lord Corlys Velaryon’s youthful brother and commander of their navy
John Macmillan — Ser Laenor Velaryon, the son of Lord Corlys Velaryo and Princess Rhaenys
Theo Nate — younger Laenor Velaryon.
Savannah Steyn — Girl Laena Velaryon, the daughter of Corlys and Rhaenys
What’s the plot and story of Home of the Dragon?
Whereas laborious particulars aren’t obtainable fairly but, we all know that Home of the Dragon will happen 300 years earlier than the occasions of Recreation of Thrones. It’s going to cowl the Targaryen dynasty and its affect on Westeros. We’ve but to find if the method it takes to telling their story will probably be linear or not, so it may function appearances from the Mad King, Rhaegar, Aegon the Conqueror, and even Jaehaerys the Outdated King. We’ll doubtless additionally get a have a look at the opposite Nice Home throughout this period, together with the semi-independent Starks up north.
There’s an entire lot of Targaryen lore the present may cowl, a lot of which is printed in sequence scribe George R.R. Martin’s current tome Hearth & Blood. Till we’ve got extra data on how the sequence might method telling the Targaryens’ story, that guide could also be one of the best level of reference as to what the present is perhaps like.
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