HBO’s House of the Dragon will not be committing the same mistake that its predecessor did – all Starbucks cups were hunted down on set, according to showrunner, Ryan J. Condal.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Condal shares how they all made sure no Starbucks cups were in sight during filming. Fans will remember that controversial scene in Game of Thrones where a paper cup was forgotten to be removed from the table, thus making a cameo appearance in the final edit.
“[It was a] very heavily policed set – there was lots of Starbucks hunting going on. I mean, look, that stuff happens all the time. In this case, it happened to be a very – I mean it just goes to show many people watched that series,” says Condal.
Miguel Sapochnick, one of the showrunners, also mentioned in an interview with THR that they try to leave cups everywhere they can so that they could paint them out digitally. He joked that he wants people to look for Starbucks cups, and whoever finds one will get a prize!
House Of The Dragon Brings New Changes To The Game Of Thrones Saga
The prequel series is expected to tell a different story and differentiate itself from the original show. Recent updates from the show’s executives confirmed that there will be less sexual violence as compared to Game of Thrones. The show will also remain faithful to its source material, thanks to George R.R. Martin for being involved in the creative process this time.
Many changes were also made by the production team that would set it apart from Game of Thrones. The coveted Iron Throne has been remodeled and looks more authentic now, with up to 2,500 swords making up the iconic chair. House of the Dragon will arrive on HBO Max this August 21.