George RR Martin Confirms That Filming on “House of the Dragon” has Wrapped

“House of the Dragon”, HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series, has concluded filming in London, according to George R.R. Martin. A Song of Ice and Fire, Martin’s fantasy novel series, began in 1996. Despite the fact that HBO’s game-changing adaptation, Game of Thrones, will conclude in 2019, fans of the novelist’s final two volumes, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring, are eagerly awaited. However, both the author and the network are far from finished with Westeros.

HBO has confirmed that several Game of Thrones prequels are in the works. Tales of Dunk and Egg, 9 Voyages, Flea Bottom, and 10,000 Ships are among the productions in development. The most anticipated spinoff this year is House of the Dragon, which is partly based on George R. R. Martin’s Fire & Blood and chronicles the Targaryen dynasty’s history. Season 1 of the new series would consist of ten episodes and will take place about 200 years before Game of Thrones, following the Targaryens during the “Dance of Dragons,” a civil conflict. Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, Milly Alcock, Olivia Cooke, Paddy Constantine, and Sonoya Mizuno are among the cast members.

George R. R. Martin confirmed that filming for the first season of House of the Dragon has officially ended in a blog post. Martin went on to explain that he’s seen rough cuts of all 10 episodes and that he’s excited to see the finished product “I’m really enjoying them,” she says, adding that “the script, directing, and acting all look fantastic.”My hat goes off to [showrunner Ryan Condal] and [co-showrunner Miguel Sapcochnik] and their crew, as well as our incredible cast.”

The series’ principal photography began in April 2021 in the United Kingdom, with certain scenes also being shot in Spain, California, and Portugal. While filming is over, there is still a lot of work to be done in post-production, from special effects to color timing to the score, as Martin points out in his blog post. The release date for “House of the Dragon” has yet to be determined. The original teaser, however, stated that it would premiere in 2022. A summer 2022 release date “might be,” according to Martin, but the fall looks more plausible.

The success of “House of the Dragon” will determine the fate of Westeros on HBO. Max. The fandom has lost a lot of its zeal following the nearly uniformly negative reception to Game of Thrones last season. Thankfully, “House of Dragon” appears to have Martin’s blessing—something that cannot be said for Game of Thrones season 8—and HBO execs have already stated that the show’s quality will almost certainly deserve a second season. If the prequel series is worth the wait, only time will tell.