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‘Already looks better than Lord of the Rings’: House of the Dragon Inspires New Hope Among Fans Despite Disappointing Game of Thrones Season Finale

House of the Dragon Inspires New Hope Among Fans Despite Disappointing Game of Thrones Season Finale

“War is afoot,” in the new official trailer for the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon, which is a fantasy drama television series developed by executive producers Ryan J. Condal and George R. R. Martin for HBO. It would be an understatement to say that fans are excited. No, the fans are heavily optimistic as the trailer for the much-awaited prequel ignites hope for those who were quite taken aback by the anti-climatic ending to the beloved series Game of Thrones. 

Have a look at the trailer of the most anticipated series of this year:

 

The trailer precedes the House of the Dragon panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. Ryan J. Condal’s creative spark truly shines through in the trailer, as does the brilliance of cast members Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith, Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Steve Toussaint, and others. Let’s dive into what the trailer seems to promise for the show.

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House Of The Dragon: What Will It Be About?

The time-period in which the show is designed spans 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and it does this by chronicling the turbulent history of House Targaryen during the reign of King Viserys I. 

House of the Dragon
House of the Dragon will premiere on HBO and HBO Max.

The fight for the Iron Throne appears to be the recurring and primary subject of the series. From the trailer, we can deduce that in the series, which is based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, we will get to see the Targaryen civil war — the Dance of the Dragons, which broke out between siblings Aegon II and Rhaenyra after their father’s death. 

One of the lines of the trailer perfectly sums up what events are about to unfold in the series:

“Rhaenyra’s succession will be a challenge. Knives will come out.”

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The possibility of a female ruler is tension-inducing for the characters of the series, as supported by one of the lines in the trailer. However, The “order” of how events have transpired within the Seven Kingdoms is unimportant to Rhaenyra. In the trailer, she emphasizes the creation of a “new order” upon her reign. 

Young Rhaenyra Targaryen
Young Rhaenyra Targaryen, Portrayed by Emma D’Arcy

The Targaryen reign ended with a dramatic fall, as those who have read George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood are aware, and the very exciting trailer takes us into the prelude to that legendary moment. In addition to the Targaryen, we will also see the house of the Valeryons, who migrated from Valyria to Westeros.

Overwhelmingly Positive Reactions Of The Fans

The Iron Throne
The war for the Iron Throne begins

Fans of the series are hyped up and ready for the release of the prequel. On social media, the joy of the long-time fans of the series has mounted up and reached an ultimate catharsis. Here are some of the reactions of the enjoyers of the series on Twitter.

The trailer in itself was extremely monumental in pushing fans into elation and delight that we can merely imagine the impact the series ought to have on the masses. The wait shall be fruitful.

Read also: George R.R. Martin Looking Forward Seeing 17 Dragons In Game of Thrones Prequel

House of the Dragon will be available to stream from August 20, 2022, on HBO Max.

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Written by Debdipta Bhattacharya

Always having had a deep fascination for content creation and pop-culture, Debdipta joined as a writer at FandomWire in 2022. Currently pursuing an undergraduate Mass Communication degree, Debdipta enjoys the intricacies of cinema and film-making, with a year of screenwriting experience to account for. Besides her knack for writing, she's also an avid reader, a connoisseur of music across all genres, and a die-hard fan of Charlie Kaufman.