House of the Dragon is an upcoming American fantasy drama television series created by George R. R. Martin and Ryan Condal for HBO. It is a prequel to the television series Game of Thrones (2011–2019) and is based on Martin’s 2018 novel Fire & Blood. The series is set before the events of Game of Thrones and chronicles the beginning of the end house Targaryen. House of the Dragon received a straight-to-series order in October 2019 with casting beginning in July 2020 and principal photography beginning in April 2021 in the United Kingdom all details behind stopping production.
What is the plot of “House of the Dragon?”
House of the Dragon is set before Game of Thrones and chronicles house Targaryen. The series takes place during a period when dragons have not been seen in 300 years, but house Targaryen still believes they’re coming back.
George R.R Martin said that he was “blown away by the scope” of this project which will cover all across Westeros, Essos, and beyond to show how it really felt to live through an event like the Dance with Dragons (which occurs shortly after house Targaryen’s fall).
What is involved in filming? Will there be any special effects used?
Filming for production has already begun on April 2021 in the United Kingdom. All the actors are coming in from all over the world to film. George R.R Martin has said that he thinks house Targaryen is “probably the house with the most dragons of any house” which will be reflected by how many there were on set during filming for production and what they look like, as well as new types not seen before.
GOT fans may notice some similarities between House of Dragon’s design and Game of Thrones because it was designed closely based on scripts written for season eight but never aired due to the show ending early at Season Seven.
Who is in the cast of “House of the Dragon?”
- Paddy Considine as Viserys I Targaryen: The king of Westeros. Known as “a warm, kind, and decent man,” Viserys was chosen by a council of lords to succeed Jaehaerys Targaryen as king.
- Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen: Viserys’ daughter by his first wife and chosen heir. She is a dragon rider who expects to become Westeros’ first ruling queen.
- Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower: Queen of Westeros, the daughter of Otto Hightower, Viserys’ second wife, and Rhaenyra’s stepmother who has children of her own with Viserys.
- Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen: An experienced warrior and dragon rider, Rhaenyra’s uncle, and Viserys’ younger brother.
- Aegon II Targaryen: The first-born child of Viserys and Alicent, and Rhaenyra’s younger half-brother who challenges Rhaenyra’s claim to the throne, starting a civil war.
- Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower: Alicent’s father, the Hand of the King, who serves Viserys and the realm.
- Steve Toussaint as Corlys Velaryon: The lord of House Velaryon, also known as “The Sea Snake”, and the most renowned seafarer of Westeros.
- Eve Best as Rhaenys Velaryon: A dragon rider also known as “The Queen Who Never Was”, and the wife of Lord Corlys.
- Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria: A foreign-born slave who rose to become Daemon’s most trusted ally.
- Fabien Frankel as Criston Cole: A skilled swordsman and the Dornish common-born son of the steward to the Lord of Blackhaven.
What is the release date of “House of the Dragon?”
House of the Dragon is scheduled to air in 2022.
What is the reason behind stopping production? Did it actually stop?
No! It’s a piece of positive news for the fans of “Game of Thrones.” The production did stop for two days since 19 July 2021, due to an exposure to COVID-19 involving a Zone A individual among the cast and crew. The production is again set to resume from Wednesday after a two days pause.