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This page is about the television series. For the house known as the House of the Dragon, see: House Targaryen

"The only thing that could tear down the House of the Dragon was itself."
Rhaenyra Targaryen[src]

House of the Dragon[4][e] is the second live-action television series of the World of Westeros. It is the second installment of the franchise overall. It was ordered by HBO in October 2019. The prequel goes back approximately 200 years to center on the beginning of the end of the once all-powerful dynasty that dominated the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.[20]

Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik serve as showrunners and executive producers. George R.R. Martin, Vince Gerardis, Sara Hess, and Ron Schmidt also serve as executive producers, with Greg Yaitanes as co-executive producer.[21]

The first season premiered on August 21, 2022, followed by the second season on June 16, 2024. A day earlier, the series was renewed for a third season, expected to begin filming in the fall of 2024.

Premise[]

Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, House of the Dragon is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen.[4]

House of the Dragon stars Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno, Rhys Ifans, Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban, Jefferson Hall, and Matthew Needham. Additional Season 2 cast includes: Abubakar Salim, Gayle Rankin, Freddie Fox, Simon Russell Beale, Clinton Liberty, Jamie Kenna, Kieran Bew, Tom Bennett, Tom Taylor, and Vincent Regan.[4]

Co-creator/executive producer, George R.R. Martin; co-creator/showrunner/executive producer, Ryan Condal; executive producers, Sara Hess, Alan Taylor, Melissa Bernstein, Kevin de la Noy, Loni Peristere, and Vince Gerardis. Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood.[4]

Seasons[]

Season Episodes Premiere date Finale date
1[22] 10[22] August 21, 2022[5] October 23, 2022[5]
2[4] 8[23] June 16, 2024[5] August 4, 2024[5]
3[23] At least 6[a]
4[2] At least 6[a]

Cast[]

Main page: Starring cast (House of the Dragon)

House Targaryen[]

Main page: House Targaryen/House of the Dragon

House Hightower[]

Main page: House Hightower/House of the Dragon

House Velaryon[]

Main page: House Velaryon

House Strong[]

Main page: House Strong

House Lannister[]

Main page: House Lannister/House of the Dragon

House Baratheon[]

Main page: House Baratheon/House of the Dragon

House Stark[]

House Arryn[]

In King's Landing[]

On Dragonstone[]

On Driftmark[]

At Harrenhal[]

In the Vale[]

Crew[]

Producers[]

Writers[]

Directors[]

Cinematographers[]

Each cinematographer (director of photography) is paired with a specific director's filming unit:

Staff[]

  • Ramin Djawadi: composer
  • Jany Temime: costume designer
  • Jim Clay: production designer
  • Tim Porter: film editor
  • Crispin Green: film editor
  • Lauren DeSantis: virtual production coordinator
  • Simon Brindle: costume armor supervisor
  • David J. Peterson: language consultant
  • Michael Dawson: visual effects supervisor
  • Daren Bailey: marine coordinator
  • Steve Weightman: key grip
  • Jack Parry: best boy grip
  • Clive Williams: Libra Head technician
  • Kate Rhodes James: casting director

Production[]

The concept for House of the Dragon was first pitched by George R.R. Martin in the summer of 2016,[31] with the working title The Dance of the Dragons. It was initially helmed by Carly Wray, and then by Bryan Cogman, and finally Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik.[32] With the launch of HBO Max in May 2020, the House of the Dragon prequel is based on Martin's bestselling Fire & Blood. The first installment in the prequel book series was published in November 2018. It received a 10-episode straight-to-series order. Miguel Sapochnik directed the pilot and additional episodes.

The title of the show derives from a passage from A Game of Thrones Chapter 3, Daenerys I: The water was scalding hot, but Daenerys did not flinch or cry out. She liked the heat. It made her feel clean. Besides, her brother had often told her that it was never too hot for a Targaryen. "Ours is the house of the dragon," he would say. "The fire is in our blood."

George R.R. Martin has stated that it will take four 10-episode seasons to do the Dance of the Dragons justice,[33] though it has so far only been renewed for one more season.[34]

Filming locations[]

Main page: Filming locations (House of the Dragon)

References[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 1: "The Heirs of the Dragon" (2022).
  2. 2.0 2.1 George R.R. Martin (December 6, 2023). A Visit to Old Blighty. Not a Blog. Retrieved December 7, 2023.
  3. A Son for a Son. HBO. Retrieved June 22, 2024.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 House of the Dragon. HBO. Retrieved February 22, 2023.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 HOUSE OF THE DRAGON (HBO). The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 23, 2023.
  6. 6.0 6.1 House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 2: "The Rogue Prince" (2022).
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 House of the Dragon: Season 2, Episode 2: "Rhaenyra the Cruel" (2024).
  8. 8.0 8.1 House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 6: "The Princess and the Queen" (2022).
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 3: "Second of His Name" (2022).
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 8: "The Lord of the Tides" (2022).
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 House of the Dragon: Season 2, Episode 3: "The Burning Mill" (2024).
  12. 12.00 12.01 12.02 12.03 12.04 12.05 12.06 12.07 12.08 12.09 12.10 House of the Dragon: Season 2, Episode 1: "A Son for a Son" (2024).
  13. 13.0 13.1 House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 4: "King of the Narrow Sea" (2022).
  14. House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 5: "We Light the Way" (2022).
  15. House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 7: "Driftmark" (2022).
  16. House of the Dragon: Season 2, Episode 5: "Regent" (2024).
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  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Unknown author (Unknown date). House of the Dragon Season 2 Episode 7: Special Advance Screening. Sched. Retrieved July 13, 2024.
  19. poplarparry93 on Instagram: "Thats a wrap for Grips and Standbys on House of the Dragon, Fire Unit, Season One. March 26th - Today!"
  20. Dominic Patten, Nellie Andreeva (October 29, 2019). ‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel ‘House Of The Dragon’ Gets Straight To Series Order From HBO. Deadline. Retrieved December 6, 2023.
  21. House of the Dragon | Official Website for the HBO Series | HBO.com
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  23. 23.0 23.1 Nellie Andreeva (March 28, 2023). ‘House Of The Dragon’ To Get Shorter Season 2 As HBO Series Eyes Season 3 Greenlight. Deadline. Retrieved December 6, 2023.
  24. Nellie Andreeva (October 5, 2020). ‘House Of the Dragon’: Paddy Considine To Star As King Viserys Targaryen In HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel. Deadline. Retrieved December 6, 2023.
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  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 Nellie Andreeva (February 11, 2021). ‘House Of the Dragon’: Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best & Sonoya Mizuno Join HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel. Deadline. Retrieved December 6, 2023.
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Unknown author (October 5, 2021). HBO Releases First Official Teaser For HOUSE OF THE DRAGON. Warner Bros. Discovery. Retrieved December 6, 2023.
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7 Alexandra Del Rosario (September 24, 2021). ‘House Of The Dragon’: Ryan Corr, Jefferson Hall & David Horovitch Among 7 Cast In ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Series. Deadline. Retrieved December 6, 2023.
  29. George R.R. Martin (April 15, 2021). Comes A Swordsman. Not A Blog. Retrieved December 6, 2023.
  30. Kurt Egyiawan's CV
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  32. James Hibberd (July 19, 2022). Inside ‘House of the Dragon’: The Epic Mission to Make the Next ‘Game of Thrones’. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 6, 2023.
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Notes[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Every season of a World of Westeros television series has consisted of at least 6 episodes thus far, (see Game of Thrones: Season 8 and A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: Season 1) and only 3 HBO original series have ever had a season consisting of 5 episodes; (Philip Marlowe, Private Eye; Treme; and The Idol) therefore, it is expected that this season will consist of at least 6 episodes.
  2. The Great Council at Harrenhal was held in 101 AC according to "The Heirs of the Dragon."
  3. House of the Dragon starts in the year 112 AC according to the reference book Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon: Inside the Creation of a Targaryen Dynasty.
  4. In "A Son for a Son," Daemon Targaryen and Otto Hightower mention that days have passed since Viserys Targaryen and Lucerys Velaryon's deaths. Unlike the first season, no major time jumps are expected; therefore, House of the Dragon: Season 2 takes place in 132 AC.
  5. Official translations
    · Portuguese: A Casa do Dragão
    · Spanish: La Casa del Dragón

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