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House of the Dragon Season 1: Who is the mastermind?

HBO‘s next fantasy drama series, ‘House of the Dragon,’ is a prequel spinoff to the series Game of Thrones,’ and it will premiere in 2019. The show was conceived by Ryan J. Condal and George R. R. Martin, who is also the author of the books that serve as the basis for the series. The events of the show take place hundreds of years before the events of the original story.

Although “House of the Dragon” also depicts a battle for the Iron Throne, this one focuses on a disagreement between members of the Targaryen family.

And while dragons had not become extinct two hundred years before Robert’s Rebellion, this one had many of them since the Targaryens were the only ones who had them at the time. The finale of “Game of Thrones” was less than satisfying for fans, but many keep their fingers crossed for “HotD.”

What exactly is this about?

As was just noted, “House of the Dragon” is a prequel to “Game of Thrones” and takes place two centuries before the events of that series. The narrative is an adaptation of the book titled “Fire & Blood” written by George R. R. Martin.

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It examines a pivotal event in the history of Westeros known as the Dance of Dragons, in which opposing Targaryen families fought a bloody and spectacular war that involved gigantic dragon battles. This conflict was termed the Dance of Dragons.

Who is the mastermind?

Ryan J. Condal and George R. R. Martin are the masterminds behind it, as was just revealed. In addition, Miguel Sapochnik, who directed some of the most memorable episodes of “Game of Thrones,” will handle the show’s premiere and probably a lot of its subsequent episodes as well. Composer Ramin Djawadi is back for the sequel, much like he was for the first episode.

The cast of House of the Dragon Season 1

Paddy Considine, who plays Viserys Targaryen, Emma D’Arcy, who plays Rhaenyra Targaryen, Matt Smith, who plays Daemon Targaryen, Olivia Cooke, who plays Alicent Hightower, Milly Alcock, who plays young Rhaenyra, Emily Carey, who plays young Alicent, Rhys Ifans, who plays Otto Hightower, Steve Toussaint, who plays Corlys Vel.

How many seasons?

We do not know for sure, but Dance of Dragons does not have enough material in itself to warrant a length like the original.

But future seasons may like to explore other stories in Westeros or other moments in the long history of Targaryens and even their time before they came to Westeros in Valyrian Freehold. The first season will consist of ten episodes, the same as ‘GoT’ first season.

Why should fans of “Game of Thrones” check out “House of the Dragon”?

“House of the Dragon” should be just up your alley, for starters, if one of the reasons you enjoyed “Game of Thrones” was because of the conflicts between mythological animals like dragons and dire wolves, then “Game of Thrones” was a good choice for you.

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In addition, we should anticipate the same level of intrigue, backstabbing, and planning that distinguished the first installment. It would be wonderful to go back to Westeros because the imaginary world there is so vibrant and rich in detail.

When will the first episode of House of the Dragon air?

According to esquire, The premiere of ‘House of the Dragon’ will take place on august 21 on HBO, and it will most likely premiere the next morning in India on Disney+ Hotstar.

Budget

HBO has invested a significant amount of money into the production of ‘House of the Dragon,’ just like they have with ‘Game of Thrones.

‘ Due to the fact that Westeros was teeming with dragons and dragon riders throughout this era, there will be a far greater number of dragon battles than in the previous season of the show.

House of the Dragon Season 1 (2)HBO will spend $20 million on each episode of the first season, bringing the total cost of the first season to $100 million, which is higher than most movies’ budgets.

Will any of the original cast members be making a comeback?

It’s quite unlikely given that the show takes place two centuries before the book, during a time when none of the characters in the book had even been born. But there is a chance that there will be surprises and callbacks.