House of the Dragon

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House of the Dragon
House of the Dragon logo.jpg
Genre
Created by
Based on Fire & Blood
by George R. R. Martin
Starring
Composer Ramin Djawadi [1]
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producers
  • Ryan J. Condal
  • George R. R. Martin
  • Miguel Sapochnik
  • Vince Gerardis
  • Sara Lee Hess
  • Ron Schmidt
Distributor Warner Bros. Television
Release
Original network HBO
Chronology
Preceded by Game of Thrones
External links
Website

House of the Dragon is an upcoming American fantasy drama television series created by George R. R. Martin and Ryan J. Condal for HBO. It is a prequel to the television series Game of Thrones (2011–2019) and is based on Martin's 2018 novel Fire & Blood . The series begins 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones [2] and chronicles the beginning of the end of House Targaryen. House of the Dragon received a straight-to-series order in October 2019 with casting beginning in July 2020 and principal photography beginning in April 2021 in the United Kingdom. The first season of the series is scheduled to air in 2022 and will consist of ten episodes.

Contents

Cast and characters

Production

Development

In November 2018, George R. R. Martin, creator of A Song of Ice and Fire , stated that a "potential spinoff series would be solidly based on material in Fire and Blood ." [4] By September 2019, a Game of Thrones prequel series from Martin and Ryan J. Condal that "tracks the beginning of the end for House Targaryen" was close to receiving a pilot order from HBO. [5] The following month, House of the Dragon, which is based on Martin's book Fire & Blood was given a straight-to-series order. Condal and Miguel Sapochnik, who directed the episode "Battle of the Bastards", were selected to serve as showrunners. Sapochnik was also hired to direct the pilot as well as additional episodes. [6] According to Condal, the series takes place 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones during the reign of King Viserys I Targaryen, ultimately leading to the Targaryen civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons.[ disputed ] [7] The project is a reworking of the rejected spinoff concept from Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman, on which HBO officially passed. [8]

Writing

In January 2020, Casey Bloys, HBO's President of Programming, stated that writing process had begun and guessed that the series would premiere in 2022. [9]

Casting

Casting began in July 2020. [10] In October 2020, Paddy Considine was cast as Viserys I Targaryen. [3] By December, Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith and Emma D'Arcy were cast as Alicent Hightower, Daemon Targaryen and Rhaenyra Targaryen, respectively while Danny Sapani entered negotiations to join in an unspecified role. [11] In February 2021, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best and Sonoya Mizuno were added to the main cast. [12] By April, Fabien Frankel joined the cast as Ser Criston Cole. [13] In May, Graham McTavish was spotted on set in full wardrobe. [14] Emily Carey and Milly Alcock were added to the cast in July 2021. [15]

Filming

Principal photography on the ten-episode first season of the series began in April 2021. [16] The series is primarily filmed in the United Kingdom. [17] During the last week of April 2021, filming took place in Cornwall, England. [18] According to Production List, parts of the first season will additionally film in Spain and California. [19] House of the Dragon was the first production to shoot at Warner Bros' Leavesden Studio's new virtual production stage. [20] On July 18, 2021, production paused for two days due to a positive COVID-19 case. [21]

Spanish publication Hoy reported that House of the Dragon will film in the province of Cáceres in western Spain between October 11–21, 2021. [22]

Release

House of the Dragon is scheduled to air in 2022. [16]

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