In October last year, HBO announced the prequel series of Game of Thrones- House of the Dragon. The producers haven’t yet revealed many details about it. All we know so far is that they have ordered ten episodes for the debut run. The series will be inspired by the book- “Fire and Blood.” The show will start with Aegon Targaryen’s conquest. This was something that “Game of Thrones” did not feature.
Aegon Targaryen’s conquest featured the war in which Aegon I, along with his wives Visenya and Rhaenys. He came to Westeros and brought six of the seven kingdoms under his rule in the reign. The whole Targaryen history features a number of dragons. In fact, it is one of the essential things in the series. Aegon’s dragon was called Balerion. It was the biggest dragon seen in Westeros. His sisters, too, had their own dragons. With that said, new reports hint something about casting. Here are all the details about it-
Casting For House of The Dragon Has Begun
Many fans had been speculating about the casting for the upcoming prequel series. These fans also include Redanian Intelligence and The Wertzone. After these speculations, one report confirms that it is indeed true. The casting for the prequel is underway. However, HBO has not yet revealed any further details about it.
Since the prequel will follow the Targaryen story, we can expect a few main characters from the story to get on screen. However, that isn’t confirmed yet. For a basic idea, here are the characters we think could make on-screen. First is King Viserys I. He is the beloved fifth king in the Targaryen reign. He was one of the most peaceful and prosperous until he died. Another one is Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. She was King Visery’s chosen heir. The princess was also a dragon rider who wanted to be the first ruling Queen of Westeros. Next in the list is Queen Alicent Hightower, who was Visery’s second wife and Princess Rhenyra’s stepmother. She had three children with the king. The name in our list is Aegon II Targaryen, who was the half brother who challenged Rhaenyra to get the throne.
Just because these characters play a considerable part in the novel does not mean they will make to the screens, but who knows? Anything is possible since the creators haven’t yet revealed anything.
House Of Dragons: All Details We Know
HBO hasn’t yet officially revealed what Targaryen’s storyline they would use for the prequel. The original press release from “House of the Dragon” revealed that the show would be based on George R.R. Martin’s book- ‘Fire & Blood.’ The series is set 300 years before what happens in Game of Thrones. Miguel Sapochnik is coming in to direct the show, the pilot, and all the additional episodes. Sapochnik and Condal will be the showrunners for the series. Condal is also writing the scripts for the show.
Miguel Sapochnik had risen to prominence after he directed the first two episodes of the original series- “Game of Thrones.” These episodes were “The Gift” and “Hardhome.” These episodes premiered in 2015. Then Sapochnik came back to make another stunner in the sixth season. These episodes included “Battle of the Bastards” and “The Winds of Winter.” After that, he also directed the most action-packed episodes- “The Long Night” and “The Bells.”
We don’t know when the show would release. Last year, in an interview, the HBO programming president said that they are placing all their efforts towards a 2022 release date. However, many things have changed since then. Coronavirus has hit us, productions have been paused. So, fans might have to wait much longer before the series releases. We will keep updating this space with all the new information as it comes. You stay tuned and not miss any updates.