It is reported that HBO Max has spent a colossal sum of $300 Million on House of the Dragon. The series is going to be the prequel to the fantasy action drama Game of Thrones which ran for eight seasons before coming to an end. Besides family complications and some spectacular storylines, Game of Thrones is also known for extravagant sets and mesmerizing visual effects. House of the Dragon also promises a very grand look and feel with some majestic visuals and thus the whopping budget is quite evident from it.
What do we know about The House of the Dragon?
After the conclusion of Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon is the latest entry in the line-up of prequels and other entries set to appear in the GoT Universe. The series is set to focus on the Targaryen House. And now especially after the crash landing that happened with the last season of GoT, it will be interesting to watch how HBO redeems itself.
The storyline of this series is based on the Fire and Blood written by George R.R. Martin in the GoT novel series. This series will also explore the story arc of Daenerys Targaryen and related to that, the co-showrunner stated:
“You get a sense of what Daenerys was longing for – all the stories that she’s heard about the greatness of the dynasty, the dozens of princes and princesses, the 17 dragons, and the 60 years of peace and prosperity. This is all at the time of House of the Dragon.”
The studio has also addressed to the audiences that they will get it all from this show that they expect from a project related to the tag of GoT.
Can it redeem the Game of Thrones saga?
It is reported that after the making cost of around $200 million, the marketing of the show also costs another $100 million. After these updates, the fans are really looking forward to it as they don’t want to get disappointed again after what happened in the last GoT season. According to HBO Max Marketing Head:
“The House of the Dragon campaign is really about generating big, broad awareness and interest throughout the summer, but to also make sure we’re signaling to existing fans as well as new fans alike that this is a new Game of Thrones story coming to HBO Max.”
So it can be expected that the series will be a treat to watch and the storyline is good because that’s the main affair. Even a monumental budget and stunning visuals can’t save a show if the story is underwhelming.
House of The Dragon is set to release on August 21, 2022, on HBO and HBO Max