'Game of Thrones' Targaryen Spin-Off, 'House of the Dragon,' Is Finally Here
Reader, do you like blondes? Are you a fan of dragons and mythical inbreeding? Was watching (GAME OF THRONES SPOILER ALERT) GoT's writers say “f--- it” to character development, making the world's wimpiest Battle of Winterfell, sending Daenerys Targaryen on a homicidal spree of dragon-fire-induced war-crimes, and destroying the iron throne not enough to satisfy your masochist desire for “premium” television-related disappointment?
If so, firstly, you should maybe consider finding a therapist, and secondly, it seems you may be in luck – two years and change after Game of Thrones's highly controversial 2019 finale, HBO's mega-profitable fantasy franchise is back with its promised Targaryen-centric spin-off, House of The Dragon, the teaser for which dropped on Tuesday morning.
Based on the 2018 novel Fire and Blood, one of the few Game of Thrones books author George R. R. Martin has actually followed through on writing, House of the Dragon will hit streaming platform HBO Max in 2022 is set roughly two centuries before the events of the original books, centering around the Targeryians in all their ruling, dragon wielding glory. “Dreams didn't make us kings; dragons did,” says Prince Daemon Targaryen, played by The Crown's Matt Smith, in the roughly one-minute clip.
So, GoT fans, here's to House of the Dragon -- it's sure to be a great exercise in managing expectations and imagining a version of King's Landing where everyone is blonde!
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