House of the Dragon is an American fantasy drama television series created by George R. R. Martin and Ryan Condal for HBO. A prequel to Game of Thrones (2011–2019), it is the second television series in the A Song of Ice and Fire franchise. Condal and Miguel Sapochnik served as the showrunners for the first season.
Based on Martin’s 2018 novel Fire & Blood, the series is set about 100 years after the Seven Kingdoms are united by the Targaryen Conquest, nearly 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen.
Featuring an ensemble cast, the show portrays the events leading up to the beginning of the decline of House Targaryen, a devastating war of succession known as the “Dance of the Dragons”.
House of the Dragon received a straight-to-series order in October 2019, with casting beginning in July 2020 and principal photography starting in April 2021 in the United Kingdom.
The series premiered on August 21, 2022, with the first season consisting of ten episodes. Five days after its premiere, the series was renewed for a second season. Sapochnik departed as showrunner after the first season, leaving Condal to serve as the sole showrunner for the second season.
The first season received highly positive reviews, with praise towards its character development, visual effects, writing, score and performances (particularly Considine, Smith, D’Arcy, Alcock, and Cooke). However, the pacing, specifically of the time jumps, and the dark lighting of some scenes were criticized. The series premiere was watched by over 10 million viewers across the linear channels and HBO Max on the first day, the biggest in HBO’s history. In January 2023, the series won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama.
The overall production budget of the first season of House of the Dragon was nearly $200 million, which equates to under $20 million per episode.
In comparison, its parent series Game of Thrones, cost around $100 million per season beginning with nearly $6 million per episode from seasons one to five, around $10 million for every episode in seasons six and seven, and up to $15 million each episode in its eighth and final season, earning $285 million in profits per season over its eight seasons.
The marketing budget, according to Deadline Hollywood, was in excess of $100 million, comparable to the marketing budget for a blockbuster theatrical film.
Is House of the Dragon only 10 episodes?
The ambitious first season covers 20 years in only 10 episodes. To do so requires large time jumps that skip notable events, and the creators of the series had to leave out plots from George RR Martin’s Fire & Blood, the book that House of the Dragon was based on
How many episodes will House of the Dragon have?
The reign of House Targaryen begins: House of the Dragon, the prequel to Game of Thrones, is here. Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.
what is the Release Date of House of the Dragon
House of the Dragon premiered on August 21, 2022. It is HBO’s first new series to stream in 4K, Dolby VisionHDR and Dolby Atmos on its streaming platform HBO Max.
The first episode was released for free on YouTube on September 2, 2022. The first-season finale was leaked online the week before the actual air date, with the full episode appearing on torrent sites.
According to HBO, the leak came from a Europe, the Middle East and Africa partner and it will “aggressively” monitor for additional leaks.
Where is House of the Dragon Streamed?
you can watch the series on the official HBO website or other streaming platforms.
Is Emilia Clarke in House of the Dragon?
Emilia Clarke revealed that her days of fire and blood are over after Game of Thrones, and she has no plans to watch House of the Dragon
When House of the Dragon Season 2 will release?
Filming is reported to be beginning in March and we’d expect production and post-production to take about the same amount of time as the first season. So we’ll likely not get a second season until the spring or summer of 2024
What will happen in House of dragon season 2?
Rhaenyra and Daemon (Matt Smith) will retaliate against Alicent (Olivia Cooke) and her family in a big way. The Blacks will attempt to shore up their forces by finding riders for riderless dragons like Vermithor and Seasmoke