Calling all Game of Thrones fans…
The teaser trailer for the prequel House of the Dragon has been released, and it looks set to thrill.
Now, whether you loved or hated the controversial ending to Game of Thrones, you can’t deny the series was one of the greatest TV shows of all time, so much so, that we’re getting a prequel.
The new series titled, House of the Dragon is set a whopping 200 years before Game of Thrones and centers around the Targaryen family, hoping to delve a little deeper into why the events of the final series played out the way they did.
Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin gave his seal of approval to House of the Dragon after he saw “rough cuts” of some of the episodes once they had finished filming and admitted to “loving them.”
In a blog post, which he wrote in February this year, he said “a lot more work” needed to be done before it was ready to hit our screens, but the “writing, the directing [and] the acting all look terrific.”
“I hope you will like them as much as I do,” he added.
And it seems as though the production has already beaten the budget of the last series of Game of Thrones.
A source told Variety that they’re shelling out $20 million per episode of House of the Dragon, which is an extra $5 million an episode compared to the original.
Doctor Who actor, Matt Smith, who plays Prince Daemon, opened up about what to expect in the new series, revealing to Comicbook, that it is “really different to the original.”
He continued: “I mean it has to be. The original series was its own thing and it was, it was so brilliant and, and sort of left a mark in a way that it would be impossible to repeat.”
Smith added: “So, I don’t know. The truth is I haven’t seen any so it’s difficult for me. Essentially it’s in the same world, it has to take on a slightly different identity. But who knows? I have no idea.”
I think we’re all excited to see what direction the new show takes!
House of the Dragon is scheduled to come out on HBO Max later this year, on August 21.
Will you be watching?