'GoT' prequel series 'House of the Dragon' completes filming

Author George R.R. Martin announced on his personal blog that ‘House of the Dragon’ has wrapped production on its debut 10-episode season



Emma D'Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen (HBO)
Emma D'Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen (HBO)

By ANI

Published: Sat 19 Feb 2022, 1:06 PM

While we still don’t have an exact premiere date for House of the Dragon, author George R.R. Martin has provided an update on the highly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel series.

Martin announced on his personal blog that ‘House of the Dragon’ has wrapped production on its debut 10-episode season.

“Exciting news out of London -- I am informed that shooting has wrapped for the first season of House of the Dragon,” Martin wrote.

“Yes, all 10 episodes. I have seen rough cuts of a few of them, and I’m loving them. Of course, a lot more work needs to be done. Special effects, colour timing, score, all the post production work. But the writing, the directing, the acting all look terrific. I hope you will like them as much as I do,” he added.

Check out the official teaser for House of the Dragon

The series is set 300 years before the events of GOT and stars Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, Olivia Cooke, Paddy Considine, Sonoya Mizuno and Rhys Ifans, reported Variety.

House of the Dragon will air in 2022, but it remains a mystery when. Martin wrote in his blog post that he knows no details about the show’s potential premiere date.

“So when will you get to see it, you ask? When will the dragons dance? I wish I could tell you,” Martin wrote.

He added, “Lots of work remains to be done, as I said, and COVID makes planning difficult. This spring? Unlikely. Maybe summer? Could be. Fall? Who knows? You’ll know when we do.”

House of the Dragon adapts events chronicled in Martin’s Fire & Blood, which tracked the history of House Targaryen’s rule. Specifically, the show will focus on events leading up to and surrounding the Dance of the Dragons, which is the name the poets of Westeros gave to the bloody civil war that broke out among the Targaryens over succession of the Iron Throne.

Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower and Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower (HBO)
Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower and Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower (HBO)

Emma D’Arcy stars as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, a key figure in the events that will unfold in House of the Dragon. Paddy Considine plays Rhaenyra’s father, King Viserys; Matt Smith plays her uncle, Prince Daemon; Olivia Cooke plays Alicent Hightower, daughter to Hand of the King Sir Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans); and Steve Toussaint plays Corlys Velaryon, the famed nautical explorer known as the Sea Snake and the lord of House Velaryon.

After GOT completed its eight-season run on HBO in May 2019, the network announced a straight-to-series order for its prequel House of the Dragon.


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