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.
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.
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.