“Targaryens are like the Jedi in Star Wars”: House of the Dragon Showrunner Proves What Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Did Wrong

House of the Dragon was written for success in the most dedicated manner possible

House of the Dragon Showrunner Proves What Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Did Wrong


  • House of the Dragon managed to make one move that guaranteed its success over Henry Cavill's The Witcher.
  • The fact that the showrunners were dedicated fans of the series ensured that all heart was put into the spin-off show without issues.
  • This made it a spectacle to watch for critics and audiences alike.
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To say that the spin-off series for Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon, has been catching the eye of every other person would be an understatement. There has been an interesting tale told in a way no one had ever imagined. The life of the Targaryen family was much needed to be explored and not only did the actors absolutely master that trait, but the showrunners and scriptwriters nailed the work as well.

House of the Dragon: Vhagar
House of the Dragon: Vhagar

The way that the entire story has been told is captivating in a manner that no one can remove their eye from the screen for even a second. To make the show such a spectacle, there is the way in which things are done. Something that Henry Cavill’s The Witcher seemingly ignored. It is the dedication to the source material that changed everything.

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Exploring the Untouched with the House of the Dragon

Ryan Condal, the showrunner of House of the Dragon opened up about what it was like to be a part of the process of making such a captivating series. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, he confirmed that it was his dedication to the original series that made it an experience of a lifetime for him. He even compares the Targaryen family to the Jedi in the Star Wars franchise.

Matt Smith in House of the Dragons
Matt Smith in House of the Dragons

“The Targaryens are like the Jedi in Star Wars, where you heard about this time when they were plentiful and powerful and always wanted to see that. And now you get to.”

He talked about how it took great dedication and love for the franchise to make it as beautiful as it turned out. It is a story many wish to know about but do not get a chance to explore. So the opportunity that came before them was unmissable.

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Trusting the Foundation of What is Already Successful

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Condal explored the idea of how relying on the source material and being a fan of what you are making changes the entire perception of the final product as well. This is something Henry Cavill’s The Witcher greatly suffered at the hands of.

House of the Dragon
House of the Dragon

“I was a fan of Game of Thrones — I watched the pilot the night it aired on HBO and every episode after. You can’t follow Thrones, it’s The Beatles. I’m setting out as a fan to make the thing I want to see, and I’m happy with what we’ve achieved.”

While on the one hand, the show met mediocrity because of a lack of dedication to the lore, the other thrived because of the exact opposite reason. As a fan, the thought with which one sees a project is like a dream come true more than a project that stands before them and that changes everything.

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Adya Godboley

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An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is an Assistant Anime Content Lead for FandomWire. She has rich experience in critically analyzing all that is said in between the lines. Hopelessly obsessed with Greek Mythology, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English. Adya has written over 1400 articles on various topics expressing her passion and love for all things entertainment, from superheroes to anime and the occasional gacha games.