House of the Dragon, the new Game of Thrones prequel series, will compliment the original program while maintaining its own distinct tone. After eight award-winning seasons, HBO’s critically praised fantasy series based on a novel written by George R. R. Martin has ended in 2019. While many fans were disappointed with the finale of Game of Thrones and how key storylines were resolved, HBO announced House of the Dragon earlier that year, which will take place 200 years in the past of the show.
Martin’s Dance of the Dragons novel will be covered in House of the Dragon, which tells the account of a massive civil war between two competing factions of House Targaryen. Matt Smith, Milly Alcock, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Paddy Constantine, and Sonoya Mizuno are among the next series’ cast members. Dragon would have a 10-episode debut season, similar to Game of Thrones, and Martin will serve as Executive Producer. But in the new series, the showrunners of Game of Thrones, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, will not be involved.
In a recent interview with THR, Miguel Sapochnik as co-showrunner, discusses how House of the Dragon will different from Game of Thrones and also how the new show will pay homage to the previous installments. Sapochnik makes it clear that Dragon will pay homage to and respect the work of Game of Thrones, but that the spinoff series will have its own distinct tone that will emerge over the duration of the first season. Sapochnik sees House of the Dragon as more of a complement to the original series than a radical departure, but cautions that because it was done one way in Game of Thrones doesn’t imply it would be done the same ways in House of the Dragon.
What Sapochnik says about mixing respect for the classic show with a tonally distinct approach to the spinoff series appears to be true based on the trailer released earlier this month. The setting alone sets House of the Dragon apart from Game of Thrones in a number of ways. According to the clip, the show will be set in a new biome with a lot more sandy and a warmer climate than usual for Game of Thrones. However, everything from the photography to the audio in the House of the Dragon clip so far feels very much like Game of Thrones that can watch online at 123Movies.
Finally, what Sapochnik advises appears to be the wisest course of action for the show. It would be pretty uninteresting to remake Game of Thrones with a new cast in a different location, but if House of the Dragon can strike a balance between both the old and the new, it could have a chance to attain comparable levels of success as the original series. With many fans still bitter about the ending of Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon ought to capitalize on what sets it apart and create a whole new universe for fantasy fans to lose themselves in when it debuts next year.