House Of The Dragon Will Have Its Own Opening Credits Starting Episode 2

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Fans of HBO’s House of the Dragon finally saw the title sequence in the latest episode of the series. It has the familiar soundtrack from Game of Thrones, accompanied by new opening credits.

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Milly Alcock as Rhaenyra Targaryen in HBO’s House of the Dragon

Three years since the season finale of Game of Thrones, the House Targaryen is back in Westeros as the ruling clan and main focus of the narrative. Set 200 years before the main events in the original series, the show will highlight the rise and fall of the empire and the impending civil war called Dance of the Dragons.

Viewers have been greeted with familiar sights and names in the pilot episode of the House of the Dragon. The predecessor series used similar themes composed by Ramin Djawadi, and surprisingly, the same soundtrack from Game of Thrones was incorporated in the opening credits in the latest episode.

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HBO’s House of the Dragon Title Sequence

The title sequence for Game of Thrones displayed the different locations and houses in the series, while the prequel’s opening credits showed blood running over stone, flooding the castle walls.

Why House Of The Dragon Pilot Episode Had No Opening Credits

Showrunners Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal explained in an interview with ET Online that they decided to omit the title sequence in the first episode to let the audience get into the story right away.

The show’s pilot episode already provided fans with so many conflicts of interest, from Queen Aemma’s intense labor and the death of Prince Baelon to King Viserys I Targaryen finally naming his heir to the throne, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. The second episode, entitled The Rogue Prince, puts the spotlight on Prince Daemon Targaryen occupying Dragonstone with his army, and King Viserys finally making an announcement about his decision to remarry.

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Daniel Scott-Smith as Craghas Drahar aka Crabfeeder

There will be more exciting events coming up in the next episode with the introduction of Craghas Drahar, the ‘Crabfeeder’, who will have a significant part in Prince Daemon’s story.


Written by Ariane Cruz

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Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.