“I believe the Targaryens are in excellent arms. Anticipate away. I don’t suppose you can be dissatisfied,” Martin stated.
The premiere of the upcoming “Sport of Thrones” Targaryens-centered spinoff sequence “Home of the Dragon” hasn’t set a precise date, however we all know it’s dropping someday in early 2022. Primarily based on George R.R. Martin’s 2018 guide “Fireplace & Blood,” “Home of the Dragon” will inform the story of the Home of Targaryen (also called the Home that gave us the Mom of Dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen) and happen 300 years earlier than the occasions of the unique “Sport of Thrones” sequence. And whereas we don’t know precisely when the sequence is hitting, writer Martin has shared his first impressions of the 10-episode sequence: He cherished it.
As he wrote on his weblog titled Not a Weblog, “I’ve obtained to admit, I used to be happy to learn that essentially the most anticipated new present, in response to IMDB, was… (drum roll, please) ‘HOUSE OF THE DRAGON’! That’s a hell of a listing to be on the high of, too. Amazon’s new Tolkien sequence? Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’? Marvel reveals? ‘Star Wars’ reveals?”
He added, “I’m anticipating ‘Home of the Dragon’ fairly eagerly myself, for what it’s value. Okay, I’m hardly goal. And I do know quite a lot of what you can be seeing. (I, um, wrote the guide). Additionally … mum’s the phrase now, don’t inform anybody… I’ve seen a tough reduce of the primary episode. And cherished it. It’s darkish, it’s highly effective, it’s visceral… simply the way in which I like my epic fantasy.”
He continued, “[Executive producers] Ryan [J. Condal] and Miguel [Sapochnik] have completed an incredible job, and the solid… simply as with ‘Sport of Thrones,’ most viewers will solely have heard of some of the actors, however I believe you’ll fall in love with quite a lot of them. (Solely to have your coronary heart damaged later when… however no, that might be telling).”
The “Home of the Dragon” options solid members Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, Olivia Cooke, Paddy Considine, Sonoya Mizuno, Rhys Ifans, and extra. Cooke stars as Alicent Hightower, the daughter of Hand of the King Otto Hightower. Alicent is described by HBO as “essentially the most comely lady within the Seven Kingdoms. She was raised within the Pink Maintain, near the king and his innermost circle, and possesses each a courtly grace and a eager political acumen.” Considine performs King Viserys I Targaryen, whereas Smith performs Prince Daemon.