Has A First-Look Of House of the Dragon Been Released?
On December 4, 2020, the official Game of Thrones Twitter account released our very first look at the highly-anticipated prequel.
"Dragons are coming. #HouseoftheDragon begins production in 2021," the tweet read alongside two photos of dragons presumed to make their debut in the project.
When Will It Debut?
At the 2020 TCAs, HBO programming president Casey Bloys estimated that House of the Dragon would arrive "sometime in 2022," he said, according to Deadline.
Who Has Been Cast In House of the Dragon?
Paddy Considine has been cast as King Viserys Targaryen. According to IndieWire, "Viserys was chosen by the lords of Westeros to succeed the Old King, Jaehaerys Targaryen, at the Great Council at Harrenhal. Known as a decent man, Viserys wants to carry forward his grandfather’s legacy."
Other roles being cast include Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Queen Alicent Hightower, Aegon II Targaryen, and Prince Daemon Targaryen.
Entertainment Weekly reported in June 2020 that casting had already begun, though all the specific roles have yet to be released.
Who Is The Creative Team Behind The Upcoming HBO Project?
The team behind House of The Dragon include Director Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal, who will also act as showrunners.
Sapochnik won an Emmy and Directors Guild of America award for his work on GoT episode 'Battle of the Bastards', the ninth episode of season six. He also directed the episode 'The Long Night' and 'Hardhome' from the eighth and final season, of which he was nominated for an Emmy award.
Condal has previously spoken about the pressures that come with being involved with the mega-hit series next venture.
"I will say this: I realise the shoulders that I’m standing on here in making this show. I realise the footsteps that I’m walking in—they’re very deep, they’re very intimidating, but I come to the show as not only a huge fan of the original series but also a fan of the books," he said on a Youtube episode of Beyond The Trailer.
Will George R. R. Martin Be Involved?
In a post on his blog about the news, the Song of Ice and Fire author confirmed that he would, in fact, be involved in the new series—but not until he's finished writing the long-awaited sixth book that inspired the original Game of Thrones series.
“I am not taking on any scripts until I have finished and delivered Winds of Winter," he wrote.
Will Emilia Clarke Reprise Her Role As Daenerys Targaryen?
Emilia Clarke, who portrayed the Mother of Dragons herself for eight seasons on Game of Thrones, admitted that she doesn't know anything about the Targaryen-centered spinoff. "I genuinely don't know anything about it," the actress told Jimmy Fallon in October 2019.