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George RR Martin shares his thoughts on the Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon

George RR Martin revealed that he had seen an early draft of the first episode.

George RR Martin shares his thoughts on the Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon
  • Aishwarya Vasudevan

Last Updated: 10.14 AM, Dec 31, 2021

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Author George R.R. Martin has already expressed interest in the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series titled House of the Dragon. The author of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series, which was later adapted into the iconic HBO series Game of Thrones, recently revealed that he saw a rough cut of the House of the Dragon

In a recent blog post, the 73-year-old author of the epic fantasy novels said he was "chuffed" to learn that IMDb had named House of the Dragon "the most anticipated new show" of 2022.

Martin added that it's an impressive list to be at the top of. He called House of the Dragon "good company" with a new Tolkien series on Amazon, Sandman by Neil Gaiman, Marvel shows, and Star Wars TV series. 

Martin stated that he is also "excited" about House of the Dragon and has already seen "a rough cut" of the premiere episode. He also said that he is not exactly objective and he knows a lot of what viewers are going to see. 

The legendary author also quipped that he wrote the book and went on to say that he won't tell anyone but mum's the word on the series. Moreover, Martin also revealed that he had seen an early draft of the first episode and that he adored it. He called it "dark, powerful, and visceral," exactly how he liked his epic fantasy.

He praised Ryan J. Condal and Miguel Sapochnik, the executive producers of House of the Dragon, by saying that they had "done an incredible job".

As with Game of Thrones, most of the cast must have heard of a few of the actors, but Martin believes they will fall in love with many of them. 

The writer also believes that the Targaryens are in good hands in the House of the Dragon. Martin concluded his post by advising fans to "anticipate away" from the House of the Dragon premiere. He assured them that they wouldn't be disappointed.

Following the conclusion of Game of Thrones' eight-season run on HBO in May 2019, HBO Max announced a straight-to-series order for its prequel House of the Dragon.

According to People magazine, the spinoff follows the Targaryen civil war, which occurred about 300 years before what happened in Game of Thrones. The cast includes Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D'Arcy, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Paddy Considine, Fabien Frankel, and Sonoya Mizuno.

The show's production began in April. The first season, which will consist of ten episodes, is set to premiere on HBO and HBO Max in 2022.

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