George R. R. Martin Gives Early Reaction To House Of The Dragon Show

George R. R. Martin confirms that the Game Of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon has officially wrapped filming, and he's very pleased with it.

George R. R. Martin says that he has loved what he has seen from House of the Dragon so far. Martin is the author of the massively popular fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, upon which the hit HBO series Game of Thrones is based. HBO is currently working on a prequel series titled House of the Dragon, which is based on his 2018 spinoff novel Fire & Blood, which is the first volume of the history of House Targaryen, the family that Emilia Clarke’s character Daenerys Targaryen belongs to, though she will eventually become the last of her line.

House of the Dragon will be a prequel set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, which aired its final season in 2019. The ten-episode first season will follow the slow decline and fall of the Targaryen empire, with infighting eventually blowing up into a massive and destructive civil war known as “Dance of the Dragons.” Although HBO has not confirmed the show’s release date yet, House of the Dragon is expected to air sometime in 2022.

On his official website, George R. R. Martin shared a post giving updates from across the world of A Song of Ice and Fire. One such update is the fact that House of the Dragon has wrapped filming and is now in post-production. Martin has not yet seen everything from the show yet, but he has “loved” what he has seen and he is “eager to see more.” Read the full quote below:

So far, I am very excited. HOUSE OF THE DRAGON has wrapped in London and is now in post-production. What I have seen, I have loved. I am eager to see more.

The massive cast of Hosue of the Dragon will center on Paddy Considine’s character King Viserys I Targaryen and his family, as well as the various courtiers that surround them. The rest of the main cast includes Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy), Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith), Ser Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans), and Lady Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke). The rest of the ensemble cast will be filled out by Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel, Graham McTavish, Ryan Corr, Jefferson Hall, Matthew Needham, David Horovitch, Bill Patterson, and many more actors who are sure to capture fans’ hearts and minds once the show begins airing.

House of the Dragon is currently in a similar boat as Game of Thrones was in its final seasons. Season 1 is based on the Martin novel, but Fire & Blood is just the first part of an intended duology, the second of which has not yet been published. They are only adapting half of the book so they do have some other material to cover, but if the show runs for long enough without more material from Martin, they will have to diverge from his material and carve out their own path, a move that upset certain fans of the original Ice and Fire novels last time it happened. Hopefully, House of the Dragon, if it proves to be just as popular, can avoid the same pitfalls.

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