The Recreation of Thrones finale remains to be recent within the thoughts of the general public. Why, it solely looks as if yesterday because the world got here collectively to witness the end result of George RR Martin’s Music of Ice and Hearth saga, asking itself questions like “WHY IS EVERYTHING SO DARK?” and “WHY HAS MY FAVOURITE TV SHOW GOT MASSIVELY CRAP?”
However two and a half years is a very long time on the planet of mental property and, reasoning that it’s nonetheless a lot simpler to get viewers to look at a spin-off of one thing they grew to hate than to make them put money into one thing new, GoT prequel Home of the Dragon is now on the horizon.
Set two centuries earlier than Recreation of Thrones, it guarantees to chronicle the historical past of the fearsome Home Targaryen. Till now, little or no has been revealed in regards to the sequence. We got a solid record, proven a couple of images, and promised that episodes could be launched subsequent yr. Certain, it was simple sufficient to fill within the blanks, particularly given the passion that everybody on Recreation of Thrones had for explaining each single factor that each one of their ancestors did from beginning to demise, however formally that was it.
However now issues have modified. A primary-look trailer has simply been launched and, though it is just 70 seconds lengthy, the message couldn’t be clearer. In the event you preferred Recreation of Thrones, you’ll like Home of the Dragon. And for those who didn’t like Recreation of Thrones, you’ll most likely nonetheless watch Home of the Dragon in an effort to sustain with what everybody else is speaking about.
As you may anticipate, this new sequence seems massive and grand and costly. The dimensions is huge. The costumes are luxurious. All the characters look like holding in a bout of gastroenteritis. And so they need to, as a result of Home of the Dragon is in the end a tragedy. Like Higher Name Saul, we already know the place this story is headed. Home Targaryen is likely to be sitting fairly for now, however we all know what a steep fall it faces. No matter occurs right here, no matter awe-inspiring heights the Targaryens may face, everyone knows that certainly one of their descendants will find yourself shagging their nephew and turning into Hitler and letting Bran Stark turn into king.
As for the precise content material of the trailer, we don’t have an terrible lot to go on. There’s jousting, which is nice as a result of who doesn’t like jousting. There’s sword combating, which is principally horseless jousting. We get a glimpse of the Iron Throne and an infinite dragon. And, higher nonetheless, we see that rarest of sights: Westeros residents who aren’t white.
For probably the most half, then, the trailer is all about massive themes. As Matt Smith’s Daemon Targaryen gravely intones, this can be a story about “Gods, kings, hearth and blood”. He then explains that “Desires didn’t make us kings, dragons did”, which is nearly all that anybody may need from a Recreation of Thrones prequel, isn’t it? I imply, for those who needed to niggle, it wouldn’t have harm him to throw ‘Uncomfortably gratuitous feminine nudity’ in there as properly, however beggars can’t be choosers.
That mentioned, it’s not possible to come back away from the Home of the Dragon trailer with out realising that that is going to be massive. HBO couldn’t have greater expectations for it. When this present comes out, the entire world shall be speaking about it. And hopefully not as a result of they’ll’t see what’s happening.