The upcoming prequel to HBO’s “Sport of Thrones” will discover the origins of the Targaryen dynasty, the forged and creators advised followers at San Diego Comedian-Con on Saturday.
“Home of the Dragon,” which debuts Aug. 21, takes place 200 years earlier than the occasions of “Sport of Thrones,” a medieval fantasy collection that grew to become a worldwide phenomenon throughout the eight-season run that resulted in 2019.
The brand new 10-episode collection tells the story of a “generational warfare” among the many Targaryens, govt producer Ryan Condal stated.
“It begins on the absolute pinnacle of the dynasty, the peak of their energy, wealth and affect. They’ve essentially the most dragons they are going to ever have,” Condal stated. “It’s simply earlier than the bloom begins to return off the rose.”
Paddy Considine performs King Viserys Targaryen, who the actor described as “a person of excellent temperament, and a form man, making an attempt to maintain the peace time going inside the kingdom.”
“Physician Who” star Matt Smith performs Prince Daemon Targaryen, the king’s youthful brother. The pair have “fairly an advanced relationship,” Smith stated. Emma D’Arcy portrays Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, her father’s chosen successor.
Additionally within the household tree is Princess Rhaenys Velaryon (Eve Finest), who was handed over for the throne.
“She ought to have been the queen,” Finest stated of the character. “It’s type of annoying that she isn’t. It’s additionally type of annoying that folks maintain reminding her that she isn’t.”
The brand new collection relies on creator George R.R. Martin’s e-book “Fireplace & Blood.” Martin, who had points with elements of “Sport of Thrones,” stated he had seen 9 of the “Home of the Dragon” episodes and located them “fairly superb.”
“These books, these characters, are like my children,” he stated. “While you give your children to folks for adoption, you marvel how they are going to they be handled, will you acknowledge them?”
To this point, “I’m actually very completely happy,” he stated.
Comedian-Con concludes Sunday.
(Reporting by Lisa Richwine)