There is less left for the first season of The House of the Dragon to premiere, the Game of Thrones spin-off that we will see on HBO Max.
When I finish Game of Thronesin hbo max decided to prepare another series on the saga that created George R.R. Martin. Therefore, they commissioned up to 5 projects and the winner was The House of the Dragon which will be released on August 22, 2022.
“We saw it as an opportunity to keep telling great stories, but not necessarily trying to replace Game of Thrones as the most epic show ever.”
George R.R. Martin presented two ideas, the first was about two gentlemen named Dunk and Egg who roamed Westeros in search of adventure. The other was about The dance of the dragonsthat is, the civil war that took place between different members of the house targaryens for the Iron Throne.
To convince them George R.R. Martin said: “The dance had all the intrigue, the competition for the Iron Throne, assassinations, duels, great battles, 20 dragons, all of that.”
But HBO I wanted more options and CaseyBloysdirector of content for HBO, explained: “We’re not going to replace the greatest show of all time and it’s all going to be based on one script, so we’re looking for more ideas.”
This is how there was a war between 5 projects to come true.
They first tried it with a story about the long night titled Bloodmoon. In fact, they got to shoot the pilot, but when they saw the result they didn’t go ahead despite having invested a lot of money. So they still had 5 projects to choose from, which are the following:
On the one hand they drove The Dance of Dragons (The House of the Dragon), on the other, an idea of Max Borenstein which was based on the destruction of the ancient Targaryen empire of Valyria, another proposal was about Aegon’s conquest of Westeros, written by Rand Ravich Y Far Shariat. While there was a proposition from the Oscar winner brian helgeland he wanted to make a version of the Dornish warrior queen Nymeria. Finally, Carly Wray presented another idea that was going to be based on female characters.
the showrunner Miguel Sapochnik reveals that: “In the beginning, HBO said: How can we subvert Game of Thrones? A Dance with Dragons felt like an obvious and straightforward prequel. So I think they were less excited because it was like: Well, who wants to see more Game of Thrones? And then the irony, of course, is: a lot of people.”
So the logical conclusion was to do The House of the Dragon and that is why we will see the series very shortly.