The most anticipated criticism of ‘The House of the Dragon’: promising statements by George RR Martin about the prequel to ‘Game of Thrones’

It is one of the most anticipated releases of 2022 and, in the words of the famous writer, it is also “powerful, dark and visceral.”

It has been a long time to come since the first talk about the Game of Thrones ‘spin-offs’ in which HBO had started working began, but 2022 will be the year that the first – and, so far, only – of them is released: The House of the Dragon, a fiction that could well function as a sequel to the unforgettable series that captivated the entire world between 2011 and 2019.

Set hundreds of years before the events related in its predecessor and based on the book ‘Fire and Blood’ by George RR Martin on the history of the Targaryen dynasty, we have not yet been able to enjoy an official trailer of The House of the Dragon there is no release date. We have seen a first ‘teaser’, however, and some first images that have introduced us to the characters who will be giving so much to talk about in a few months.

Who has had the opportunity to sink their teeth into The House of the Dragon He has been the creator of the universe in which the series is set, the author of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ and also of ‘Fire and Blood’ George RR Martin. The writer has not been able to see the first season in full, but a preliminary version of the first episode, but it has been enough for him to have launched his best praises. through his now famous Live Jornal, ‘Not A Blog’.

I have seen a preliminary version of the first episode. And I loved it. It’s dark, powerful, visceral … just how I like my epic fantasy [George R.R. Martin]

According to Martin, in addition, the ‘showrunners’ of The House of the Dragon, Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik, have done “an impressive job” and also has an excellent opinion about the new cast of actors that has been commissioned to bring to life the characters he created on paper: Emma D’Arcy, Olivia Cooke , Matt Smith, Paddy Considine, Steve Toussaint and Rhys Ifans, among others.

“As it happened with Game of Thrones, Most of us viewers had only heard of a few actors, but I think you are going to fall in love with many of them. I think the Targaryens are in very good hands, “says Martin convinced.


Like the book ‘Fire and Blood’ that George RR Martin published in 2018 and of which the series is an adaptation, The House of the Dragon will take us more than 300 years before the events narrated in Game of Thrones to tell history the targaryen empire. And, more specifically, of a particularly hostile period for the famous and powerful house: the Targaryen Civil War known as A Dance with Dragons and the events that eventually led to it occurring.

The name of Dance of Dragons was dedicated to it by the poets of Westeros, but the confrontation between the different members of the clan to seize power was not only not a dance, but it was characterized by its violence and bloodshed. The daughter of King Viserys (Considine), Rhaenyra Targaryen (D’Arcy), played an important role in her, as did her brother, Prince Daemon (Smith).

Other important characters in the story that will relate The House of the Dragon They are: Alicent Hightower (Cooke), the Hand of King Otto Hightower (Ifans) and the wealthy and famous marine Lord Corlys Velaryon (nicknamed as the Sea Serpent), who is married to the King’s cousin, Princess Rhaenys (Eve Best). .

The House of the Dragon It will premiere sometime in 2022 on HBO Max.