There could by no means once more be one other present that has the identical cultural affect as “Recreation of Thrones.” In 2011, when the fantasy epic premiered on HBO, Netflix had but to launch any authentic content material, Hulu had solely existed for just a few years, and numerous different streaming companies have been nonetheless only a glint within the eyes of their creators.
Even HBO has since turned its streaming resolution right into a standalone service, and the concept of everybody gathering across the TV on the identical night time to observe” one present is now its personal fantasy. But when any present stands an opportunity, it may be “Home of the Dragon.”
Given the state of the world, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that HBO formally confirmed a “Recreation of Thrones” prequel sequence known as “Home of the Dragon” final fall. We all know that the sequence was co-created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal, and that there will likely be ten episodes in season 1.
That’s all HBO was able to reveal on the time, however practically a 12 months later, the primary studies about manufacturing on the present have made their approach on-line.
The primary leak comes from NSFW weblog Recapped, which seems to principally deal with letting viewers know the place they will see actors bare, however, as Polygon points out, has additionally been the supply of a number of correct leaks up to now.
As such, it will be silly to disregard this leak about “Home of the Dragon” from over the weekend:
“They’re presently casting the leads for the ‘Recreation of Thrones’ prequel sequence. There are two feminine roles: Rhaenyra Targaryen who they’re on the lookout for somebody of their late 20s for and Alicent Hightower who must be barely older. Filming is presently scheduled to happen subsequent 12 months within the UK and Spain.”
Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen was the daughter of King Viserys I, and Queen Alicent Hightower was her stepmother. You probably have learn “Hearth & Blood,” or have spent numerous time on the various “Recreation of Thrones” wikis, you most likely know these characters, however in order to not probably spoil the present for anybody, I gained’t get into their tales right here.
However getting again to the leaks, a second report from Entertainment Weekly was printed on Monday, citing sources who say that HBO has begun casting for “Home of the Dragon” and that the present will cowl the Dance of the Dragons — which was the Targaryen civil struggle that simply so occurred to prominently function Rhaenyra and Alicent.
Taken in tandem, these leaks appear to disclose the plot of the “Recreation of Thrones” prequel sequence coming to HBO in 2022. If you wish to learn forward and discover out what occurred to the characters talked about above, “Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones” covers the civil struggle and far, way more.