House of the Dragon’s showrunner Miguel Sapochnik reveals that the sword props they used for the iconic Iron Throne came from other fantasy series.
The upcoming HBO prequel, House of the Dragon, is one of the most anticipated series of the year. It will follow the story of the House Targaryen, set three centuries back, and how the civil war came to be. Based on George R.R. Martin’s novel, Fire & Blood, the prequel will show the Dance of the Dragons, a war sparked by King Viserys choosing his daughter, Rhaenyra, as heir to the Iron Throne.
House Of The Dragon’s Iron Throne Will Be Faithful To Its Source
The Iron Throne is one of the most iconic props in the series. It consists of 2,500 swords, and according to Sapochnik, they had to loan props from other series. In his interview with Entertainment Weekly, he said they had to stop the construction of the throne due to a shortage of swords. Because of this, they borrowed props from the Warcraft movie and Netflix’s The Witcher series.
Surprisingly, these shows have tried to capitalize on the success of the Game of Thrones saga. Despite the criticism the original series garnered because of the final season, House of the Dragon aims to remain faithful to the source material. The iconic Iron Throne is one of the things they will make right this time. The seat is made of a thousand blades from the slaughtered enemies of Aegon the Conqueror.
Aside from House of the Dragon, George R.R. Martin also talked about the future of his other works. Several spinoffs have been reported in early production, such as Kit Harrington’s Jon Snow and A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (Tales of Dunk and Egg).
The success of the House of the Dragon will establish the future of Westeros in HBO Max, and thankfully, fans have regained their passion for the series with the knowledge that this prequel will be faithful to the source material.