More casting news has been announced for House of the Dragon, the Targaryen-centered Game of Thrones spinoff — dare we say that the production train is picking up steam?
With the TCA press events happening this week, it was a safe bet we’d get a tidbit or two about House of the Dragon and the other potential new prequel/spinoffs, but HBO has done much better than that today!
HBO’s new House of the Dragon page at the official site went up today, with info about previously announced cast members- and four new cast and character names!
The new additions are:
George R.R. Martin took to his Not A Blog yesterday to share his rather somber thoughts on the past year. Though he also included a somewhat optimistic update to his progress on The Winds of Winter, it would be unfair to characterize that as the focal point of his post. Martin’s exhaustion is palpable.
“2020 was probably the worst year I have ever lived through,” he wrote and that, really, is his post’s thesis statement. Continue reading →
To my mind there is no one better fit to score a television series set in GRRM’s world than Ramin Djawadi … and apparently HBO agrees! It’s official now, Djawadi will be returning to Westeros to write the music for the prequel series, House of the Dragon!
Sometimes it’s difficult to believe that there was ever a time that Daenerys Targaryen didn’t look like Emilia Clarke but, as those familiar with the infamous un-aired pilot are aware, Clarke wasn’t even the first actress cast to play her. In the original (and forever mysterious) pilot filmed back in 2009, the not-yet-iconic Mother of Dragons was portrayed by Tamzin Merchant. In a recent interview, Merchant spoke for the first time about her stint as Daenerys and how it felt to be recast **Spoiler** she’s actually quite chill about the whole thing.
Fantastic news for Ice and Fire fans today! After being told for years that it was not happening, some of our most beloved characters may be coming to HBO in the future. Variety reported today a television adaptation of the “Dunk and Egg” stories is currently in the works. For the show-only folks, these novellas by George R.R. Martin follow the adventures of Duncan the Tall and a mysterious boy called Egg, set 90 years before Game of Thrones.
There are three novellas in the “Dunk and Egg” series, providing plenty of material to work with: “The Hedge Knight”, “The Sworn Sword”, and “The Mystery Knight”, and GRRM has said several times he plans to write more (yes, we know, we’ll believe it when we see it). The three novellas were published together as A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms; the title was referenced in the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, with the knighting of Brienne of Tarth.
As this profoundly crummy year crawls to a close I’ve been struggling to get into any sort of holiday spirit. Then the recent House of the Dragon casting announcements were released and they gave me a much-needed energy boost and the inspiration to write up a list of things
I would do if I were in charge of the show I’m hoping for in HOTD in a … vaguely holiday-ish manner.
Potential spoilers for HOTD, I guess? The spoiler policy is kind of weird for this show.
It’s been quite a year, both in and out of Westeros — but we finally have some more “official” news about the upcoming Game of Thrones spinoff, House of the Dragon, and The Night’s Cast, the official podcast of Watchers on the Wall, is here to break it down!
We’ve had a great two weeks with our A Song of Ice and Fire 2021 Calendar Giveaway, and it’s now time to announce the winners! We’re giving away two beautiful new calendars, to ring in the new year. Are you one of the lucky winners? Click on through and find out!
Without any further ado, our two winners are….