After years of anticipation, the Recreation of Thrones prequel sequence Home of the Dragon is lastly right here, probably ushering in a brand new reign for HBO’s hit fantasy franchise over the realm of tv.
Primarily based on George R. R. Martin’s tome Fireplace & Blood, the spin-off focuses on Home Targaryen roughly 200 years earlier than the occasions in GoT. Although Daenerys and Jon Snow aren’t slated to look, their silver-haired ancestors will take heart stage, together with King Viserys (Paddy Considine), Princess Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy), and Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith). Contemplating the contents of its supply materials, Home of the Dragon is predicted to cowl an amazing Targaryen civil conflict known as the Dance of the Dragons, so we will anticipate extra GoT-style political sabotage, battles, betrayals, and energy struggles.
As with all issues GoT, HBO stays tight lipped about plot factors, however a deeper take a look at Fireplace & Blood and some HotD episode titles (those which have already surfaced on TV Information) lend just a few hints on their very own.
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For instance, the premiere episode, “Heirs of the Dragon,” mirrors a chapter title in Fireplace & Blood: “Heirs of the Dragon – A Query of Succession.” As its title suggests, this chapter covers the naming of a successor for King Jaeherys (his nephew Viserys was chosen over Jaeherys’ personal daughter, Princess Rhaenys). And the second episode’s title, “The Rogue Prince,” refers to Prince Daemon. It is the title of a novelette Martin wrote—that focuses on Daemon and his brother Viserys’ relationship—which is discovered within the 2014 Rogues anthology.
In fact, these simply provide obscure clues of the place the incoming episodes are headed; and contemplating how A Music of Ice and Fireplace was tailored for TV, items of the story, or whole characters, will be modified for the display screen. Martin continues to be listed as an govt producer, although, whereas Ryan Condal (Rampage, Colony) and Miguel Sapochnik (who directed well-known GoT episodes like “Hardhome” and “Battle of the Bastards”) are showrunning.
We’ll see the way it all pans out beginning Sunday, Aug. 21, when Home of the Dragon premieres. New episodes drop Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on each tv (HBO) and streaming (HBO Max). Check out the schedule under and plan your weekends accordingly.
- Episode 1, “Heirs of the Dragon”: Sunday, Aug. 21 at 9 p.m. ET Watch Now
- Episode 2, “The Rogue Prince”: Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. ET Watch Now
- Episode 3: Sunday, Sept. 4 at 9 p.m. ET
- Episode 4: Sunday, Sept. 11 at 9 p.m. ET
- Episode 5: Sunday, Sept. 18 at 9 p.m. ET
- Episode 6: Sunday, Sept. 25 at 9 p.m. ET
- Episode 7: Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9 p.m. ET
- Episode 8: Sunday, Oct. 9 at 9 p.m. ET
- Episode 9: Sunday, Oct. 16 at 9 p.m. ET
- Episode 10: Sunday, Oct. 23 at 9 p.m. ET
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To get your dragon repair all through the week, you could possibly all the time revisit episodes of Recreation of Thrones on HBO Max. All eight seasons are streaming on the platform.
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