Game of thrones ended in 2019, but HBO has big plans for expanding the series’ narrative universe, represented by several spin-offs currently in development, the first of which will be House of the Dragon.
The series should see the light in 2022 and will focus on House Targaryen, based on the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons, which divided not only the Targaryen family, but the entire kingdom into two warring factions: the greens and the blacks.
The cast of House of the Dragons includes Paddy Considine as King Viserys I Targaryen, Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower and Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen. The series will introduce a host of new characters in an unreleased story set long before the events of the main series.
“Fire and Blood“: The story of the Targaryen House starring in House Of The Dragon
The chronology of Game of thrones is based on Aegon I Targaryen’s conquest of Westeros, referred to as Year 0, so events occur before Aegon’s conquest (PC) or after it (AC). The story of Game of thrones it begins in 298 AC and ends in 305 AC. Ma House of the Dragon they took place much earlier.
The Dance of the Dragons lasted from 129 to 131 AC, so House of the Dragon is set at least 170 years before Game of thrones. However, the narrative could also begin a little earlier, to introduce the salient events covered later.
House of the Dragon will show part of the reign of King Viserys. It is his death that leads to the Dance of Dragons, but he was crowned King in 103 AR. If the prequel were to show this event, we would see something that happened nearly 200 years before the original series Game of thrones, but because we know from the castings that her daughter will be in the series as an adult, it seems more likely that she will begin towards the end of her reign (and, consequently, her life).
It is difficult to predict what the exact event the tale of will begin with will be House of the Dragon, but it could be around 120 AR, the year Rhaenyra’s husband, Laenor Velaryon, and the Hand of the King, Lyonel Strong died. These events have helped to escalate the situation to the point of exploding into the Dance of the Dragons, so it could be a good place to start, although it would probably require a time jump.
Or again, it could begin around 128 AC, in the last year of the king’s life, showing his death and the consequent start of conflicts, similar to what happened following the death of Ned Stark in the series. Game of thrones.
Anyhow, House of the Dragon will take place in an unknown Westeros to viewers of the original series, but this will be a great chance to finally see the kingdom under the Targaryens. Furthermore, while in Game of thrones there were only three dragons, in House of the Dragon we will see many more!
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