George RR Martin gave a Comic-Con blessing to House Of The Dragon
About four years after we last saw House Targaryen’s platinum blonde wigs, HBO is ready to return to Westeros – and it’s leading with the dragons this time. As we all remember, waiting for the dragons to show up was a frequent fan joke in the first season of game of thrones; well, none of that is happening this time.
“Hope You Like Dragons,” Co-HostUNner Miguel Sapochnik wrote in a letter to fans. Sapochnik, one of the best and most prolific directors of the original series, sat on the panel due to COVID.
The new series begins at the “absolute pinnacle of the dynasty”, said the co-showrunner Ryan Condal. “They have the most dragons they will ever have.” But the flower begins to come out of the rose.
The extended trailer, shown exclusively in Hall H, showed the factors that get the Game go again. A family, a throne and a whole host of dragons once again create rifts within a once extremely close family.
Take a break so as not to complete this final Song of Ice and Fire book, George RR Martin was on hand to pump up the show with good faith. Nothing probably lights a fire to protect your creation like a disappointing conclusion. Martin compared doing a show like this to giving his child up for “adoption,” and worry about whether they will be taken care of.
“I was very lucky here,” Martin said. “Ryan has done a great job adapting the books so far, and our cast is amazing. Unfortunately with COVID, I haven’t been able to visit the set and hang out. I’ve seen nine of the 10 episodes and c is quite amazing. I’m really very happy.
And for the wigs, a “Targaryen rite of passage”, seeing them in action It was the first time Emma D’Arcy, who plays Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, knew she was really on the show. “He does all the work.”
Yes, the wigs carry the flag of HBO’s blonde era, even if they sit a bit oddly on Doctor Who’s head.
When asked what makes a good rule, Martin weighed in. “Someone who sees being kind as a duty rather than a privilege they’re entitled to,” Martin said. “If you actually lived in WEsteros, I think you’d be more concerned with a king building roads than starting wars.
King Viserys Targaryen is not driven by fame and even thinks his daughter could be queen. But given, as Martin explained, that the series is based on a true story of “The Anarchy,” a civil war in England that began when King Henry’s daughter, the heiress to the throne, was usurped by his cousin during his ascension, things may not go so well.
“My books are fantasy, but I’m the story. I take the story and scale it up to 11,” Martin said. “I don’t think Westeros is more anti-women or misogynist than reality.
One of the themes of the show, D’Arcy explained, is how to lead if you’re a woman, how to convince people to accept a woman’s leadership. A dragon probably helps.