Scheduled for this summer, the HBO series House of the Dragon is expected by all fans of its eldest Game Of Thrones and enthusiasts of fantasy. This spin off will narrate the feuds, and the war of succession within the Targaryen family 170 years before the events of GoT. Obviously, who says battle necessarily says dragons, so a great show and a rather substantial injected budget.
“There Will Be Many Dragons”
If we do not know precisely the heart of the plot, the support of the book Fire & Blood where is it from House Of The Dragon gives us some ammunition to consider the events: the series should focus on one of the most spectacular sequences of Fire & Blood, (the two-part tale written by George RR Martin) known as the “Dance of the Dragons”, a war of succession within House Targaryen between two factions. That of the Blacks, led by Princess Rhaenyra, against the Greens of Aegon. This is a founding event for the universe of Game Of Throneswhich helps to understand how House Targaryen began to crumble.
At the heart of a very long period of domination, only 3 years of Targaryen domination will be narrated in the HBO series. However, the show will be there, as evidenced by the presence of many dragons, and this in several camps. A promise of many battles. George RR Martin confirmed it: “ Oh, and there are dragons too. Lots of dragons. […] And the dragons. Did I mention dragons? “.
$20 million per episode.
Dragons on screen and performing cost money, and in this regard Variety reported thatHBO paid no less than $20 million per episode. These are 5 more than the last season of Game Of Thrones, which cost the chain $15 million. For comparison, the price per episode was around $6 million for season 1. Also, the promotion around House of the Dragon hinted that we should see eleven different dragons, at least. This is to say all the intensity that the spin-off will have.
A good deal of money invested by HBO, whose reputation is second to none in terms of show series. She proved it through series like Westworld Where watch men. Nevertheless, the American channel talks aboutmaintaining the budget, if we compare the budget with that of the Amazon Prime series The Lord of the Rings from Amazon, whose first 8 episodes cost around $465 million, those words really make sense.
On the casting side, the spin-off of Game Of Thrones features Paddy Considine as King Viserys I, Emmy D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenrya, Matt Smith (Prince Daemon, Viserys’ younger brother), Rhys Ifans (Ser Otto Hightower, Hand of the King), Olivia Cooke (Lady Alicent Hightower, Otto’s daughter), or Fabien Frankel (Ser Criston Cole, a knight who only has eyes for Rhaenrya).
Delayed due to the global coronavirus outbreak, the release date is announced for August 21, 2022 on HBO Max. In France, the series will be broadcast on OCS. We look forward.