10 facts about a TV series “House of the Dragon” that shows what had happened 200 years prior to “Games of Thrones”
People watched the last season of the most iconic TV series Game of Thrones in May 2019. Fans were clearly not happy with the ending and almost more than 1.7 million people signed a petition saying to reshoot the eighth season. However, HBO didn’t listen to those demands and said that George R.R. Martin’s universe has so many other fascinating stories as well. Therefore, HBO announced to launch a prequel of Game of Thrones known as House of the dragon.
People can’t wait to watch the new series as the series is still in production. Here are the 8 facts that will tell you what you could expect from this story.
- The series is depending upon the George R.R Martin’s fantasy book called fire & blood. The story portrays about the ruling of The Targaryen Dynasty, the ancestors of Daenerys.
- The lead roles are Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and her brother, Aegon. They fight after the iron throne after the King Viserys | Targaryen passed away. Rhaenyra’s stepmother and uncle also took part in the dynasty crisis.
- As per Targaryen family’s tree, Rhaenyra would be the ancestor of Daenerys Stormborn.
4. Dragons were used by the prince and princess in their battles, therefore, viewers will find it very interesting on the screen.
5. Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen is a dragon and horse rider. She decides to be the first ruling queen of Westeros. Emma D’Arcy will play the role of princess, while Milly Alcock will play the princess role at a young age.
6. Paddy Considine will play the role of Princess Rhaenyra’s father as King Viserys | Targaryen.
7. Alicent Hightower is King Visery’s wife and she is the most beautiful lady in the kingdom. She is princess Rhaenyra’s stepmother and also the mother of Prince Aegon. Olivia Cooke will play the role of stepmother.
8. The series production is still under production and started back in April 2021. The shoot of this series is done at Leavesden Studios in England where the Harry Potter series was created previously. Other episodes were also directed in Spain and Portugal.
9. The soundtrack of the house of the dragon is composed by Ramin Djwadi, who also won an Emmy for the music in Games of thrones.
10. The release date of house of the dragon is not officially announced but it is expected that the series will be finished in 2022.