A Song of Ice and Fire writer George RR Martinhe saw House of the Dragon – spin-off of Game of Thrones – and said what do you think. Simply put, she loves it. A new blog post from the creator of Game of Thrones reveals not only his reactions to what he saw, but also that filming for the upcoming spin-off series is over.
House of the Dragon is essentially a Game of Thrones prequel set 200 years before the events of the hit fantasy series. Based on the book Fire & Blood, it tells the story of the demise of House Targaryen, including the events leading up to the Targaryen Civil War and the war itself.
“Exciting news from London – I have been informed that filming has wrapped for the first season of House of the Dragon, “he revealed.” Special effects, color timing, soundtrack, all the post-production work. But the writing, the directing, the acting are all great. I hope you will like them as much as I do. Hats off to Ryan and Miguel and their team, and to our amazing cast. ”
Martin later said he saw fragments of all ten episodes. “Yes, all ten episodes,” she explained. “I’ve seen sections of some of them, and I’m loving them. Of course, there’s still a lot of work to be done.”
HBO has already discussed the plans with Deadline, confirming that the series will debut this year, although it has not yet revealed a date. “Now that we’re done with production, I think we’ll talk to their guys and figure out what we want to do in terms of announcing a date,” added Martin. “I’m trying to make sure I avoid announcing a date that we may not be able to meet due to causes beyond our control.”
House of the Dragon has like protagonists Paddy Considine as King Viserys I Targaryen and Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. They are joined by Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoyo Mizuno, Graham McTavish, Ryan Corr, and Jefferson Hall and more.
Martin has also collaborated with another upcoming work, Elden Ring, but he would be “shocked” at what Miyazaki has done to the characters.