Planned for 2022, House of the Dragon, the prequel to the Game of Thrones series, is eagerly awaited by fans. Find out why.
Some still drown their sorrow even several years after the end of Game of Thrones. Indeed, most have still not agreed to draw a line on a saga holding them in suspense for eight years. Fortunately, House of the Dragon is coming soon.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
GoT fans no doubt know what we’re talking about. However, there might be a few people who don’t know what it is. For the latter, know that we are simply talking about the spin-off of the hit series. However, “spin-off” is probably not the most appropriate term. In reality, this is a prequel. In other words, House of the Dragon will deal with a story happening several years before the one told in Game of Thrones.
And if you have followed the latter, you understand what it will deal with through the title of the project. There is a family in Westeros with a unique connection to dragons. We are, of course, talking about the Targaryen family.
The family is also known for the Mad King, who massacred thousands of people during a previous war. A war that we may be able to discover over the episodes of this prequel. Because the latter will take place at the time of the Mad King, precisely.
But what are the other strengths of this series? Are we going to find characters that we already know in House of the Dragon? Places in the region that we loved? Will the White Walkers point the tip of their nose?
So many questions that you ask yourself and that we will try to answer. But as you can imagine, finding Jon Snow, Tyrion, or even Daenerys may prove complicated since this story will happen several years before GoT.
WHY WATCH HOUSE OF THE DRAGON IF YOU LOVED GAME OF THRONES
But let everyone be reassured, there are still many common points between the two projects. At first, as you can imagine, it will take place in the same medieval universe. Undoubtedly, the dialogues will be as rich as in Game of Thrones and will fascinate us. But also that the characters of House of the Dragon will be colorful and as endearing as those we have known.
Our colleagues from Betanews are giving other reasons to watch this prequel. The media let it be known that we will find the ingredients that made GoT successful. Namely “battles, intrigues and dramas. “But also to correct the shooting on specific points. Still, according to our colleagues, the Dorne region could have a much more important place. Only flown over when Oberyn disembarks in Port-Real, this region remains much more important than it appears.
From the House Targaryen side, we could learn more about Daenerys’ family and her ancestors. The sisters of Aegon the Conqueror, Visenya, and Rhaenys, for example. Protagonists whose fans expect a lot. But while House of the Dragon has many strengths, there are also some issues. Points could hold back fans from watching this new series. Topics that we will discuss in the following lines.
THE RISKS WE CAN EXPECT.
Indeed, while there are many positives, and this article is meant to tell you why you need to check out this prequel, we can’t help but talk about the flaws. And flaws, there will undoubtedly be a few. The first and most apparent thing about House of the Dragon is its story. Because the fans of the main story already know everything, in general terms, of what should happen. The history of House Targaryen being dealt with in Game of Thrones.
As a result, a few viewers could witness a tale that would no longer have any real surprises for them. And some may prefer to devote their time to subjects of which we do not know many secrets, like the birth of Faceless, for example. Other than the fact that Arya goes through special training to become one, we don’t know much about them. And in particular, their origin. Therefore, it would not be silly to deal with this subject.
Either way, we’re not on the minds of every series fan. Some may, for example, choose not to watch this new series and ultimately change their mind a few months or years later. No doubt she will do a lot of talking. Also, the divide is fascinating, but in any case, as has been the case with GoT for many years. It remains to be seen whether the level will be able to be maintained.