Prequels are often employed by Hollywood, believing it’ll create more mythology around an influential property. Another studio is now following suit with the prequel format. “House of the Dragon” is set hundreds of years before the events of “Game of Thrones”. Details regarding the prequel series wasn’t provided by HBO until September 21st. It was revealed by HBO President Casey Bloys that the medieval fantasy drama series will premiere in 2022. It’ll be based off earlier storylines from George R.R. Martin, which he has kept private.
HBO permitting a prequel series for Game of Thrones isn’t surprising. The original series maintain several seasons, which progressively got more popular with each year. It saw the dramatic relationships that unfold when supernatural dangers & warring factions are at odds. Just like the original show, House of the Dragon is set on the continent of Westeros. This imaginary landmass is iconic for viewers, and visually aesthetic. The presence of Westeros of television saw Game of Thrones obtaining 58 Emmys. Game of Thrones was so popular, it dominated over “The Walking Dead” for most popular international TV series.
Game of Thrones was loved by billions worldwide & then hated with the same passion. It’s because fanatics spent between 2011 to 2019 waiting for Westeros warring factions to defeat the Night King, the regions most formidable enemy. David Benioff & D.B Weiss created Game of Thrones, presenting years of dedicated character growth. All that growth was abandoned in the final episode & final battle against the Night King.
Several years of storylines had their endings comprised into a few minutes, with the remainder of GOG’s final episode dedicated towards an overtop battle. Fans could see that Weiss & Benioff wanted to move-on from the world of Westeros. Subsequently, Game of Thrones had a similar ending & fallout with fans to “The Sopranos”.
Regardless, House of the Dragon is in pre-productions & gives loyal supports of Westeros something to look forward to. Hopefully, D.B Weiss and David Benioff don’t tarnish their second series with a horrible ending. It’d likely result in their directorial careers ending.