Right here be dragons: Sport of Thrones prequel takes flight immediately

THE PREQUEL to the occasions of Sport of Thrones premieres and streams immediately on HBO GO. However followers of the primary sequence mustn’t count on rehash says the showrunner.

“There’s want success for an viewers of issues they wish to see. We’re not right here to not give it to them. We’re right here to offer them the factor that they need —  simply not the best way that they’ve anticipated. We’re not making an attempt to rehash the previous. We’re making an attempt to seek out one thing recent and thrilling,” showrunner Miguel Sapochnik mentioned in a featurette video proven in the course of the new sequence’ launch on Aug. 18 on the SM Mall of Asia Music Corridor.

Home of the Dragon is a 10-episode sequence based mostly on George R.R. Martin’s 2018 novel, Hearth & Blood. The sequence is ready 200 years earlier than the occasions of Sport of Thrones, the medieval fantasy sequence that turned a cultural phenomenon throughout its eight-season run.

The occasions occur in a interval of historical past often called “The Dance of the Dragons,” a battle that erupts between rival siblings Prince Aegon Targaryen and Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen over the best to take a seat on the Iron Throne after the demise of their father, Viserys I.

The showrunners are Ryan Condal and Mr. Sapochnik, who directed half-dozen Sport of Thrones episodes. The Emmy-winning composer Ramin Djawadi additionally returns for musical scoring within the sequence.

“There was this as soon as nice day the place there have been dozens of Targaryen working round and a bunch of dragons they usually dominated over Westeros. It was a time of peace and prosperity. And all people knew that when you mess with the Targaryens, you’d get the dragons, so no person dared to overthrow them,” mentioned Mr. Condal, who can also be the present’s government producer and author, within the featurette.

“This era of Westeros was a really decadent time. And so, you get to see what the realm appears like earlier than it descends into the detritus and submit decadence and battle that you simply see within the unique sequence,” Mr. Condal added.

The primary episode begins with King Viserys Targaryen deciding between his dutiful daughter, Princess Rhaenyra, or violent brother Prince Daemon as his successor on the throne.

“For me, the most effective fiction, the most effective drama is about characters. Home of the Dragon is a narrative about very flawed human beings succesful of affection and hate, able to doing good issues, [and] able to doing monstrous issues,” mentioned writer Mr. Martin, who can also be government producer of the sequence.

The present stars Paddy Considine as King Viserys; Matt Smith as Prince Daemon; Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra; Tom Glynn-Carney as Prince Aegon; Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King; Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, daughter of the Hand of the King; Steve Toussaint as Corlys Velaryon; and Eve Greatest as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, spouse to Lord Velaryon.
“I genuinely hope that audiences are open to watching a brand new chapter within the Sport of Thrones saga,” Mr. Sapochnik mentioned.

Home of the Dragon streams on HBO Go. — Michelle Anne P. Soliman



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