GOT's George R.R. Martin Is Impressed By House of the Dragon Pilot
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GOT’s George R.R. Martin Is Impressed By House of the Dragon Pilot

By Soniya Hinduja
January 2,2022

Renowned worldwide for creating the fantastical world of Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin is known to be invested in the on-screen adaptations of his books. Recently, Martin wrote on his blog that he has watched the prequel House of the Dragon’s pilot. In fact, it is interesting to hear that the author was highly astonished. 

George R.R. Martin is the writer of the popular book series entitled ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. The series was adapted into the hit HBO series that spanned eight seasons. And it obviously won critical acclaim. House of the Dragon is the first of a bunch of upcoming projects set in the Game of Thrones TV series universe.

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US novelist George R.R. Martin poses with the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series “Game Of Thrones” during the 71st Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 22, 2019. (Photo by Robyn Beck)

George R.R. Martin Was Impressed By House of the Dragon Pilot

Only on Wednesday, Martin posted a new entry on his blog called “Not A Blog.” In the post, he talked about the series with respect to being listed by IMDb as the most anticipated new TV show for the year 2022.

“I have got to confess, I was chuffed to read that the most anticipated new show, according to IMDB, was… (drum roll, please) HOUSE OF THE DRAGON!” Martin began the post. “That’s a hell of a list to be at the top of, too. Amazon’s new Tolkien series? Neil Gaiman’s SANDMAN? Marvel shows? STAR WARS shows?”

Moreover, Martin added to the topic by mentioning, “I am anticipating HOUSE OF THE DRAGON pretty eagerly myself, for what it’s worth. Okay, I am hardly objective. And I know a lot of what you will be seeing. (I, um, wrote the book).  Also… mum’s the word now, don’t tell anyone… I’ve seen a rough cut of the first episode. And loved it. It’s dark, it’s powerful, it’s visceral… just the way I like my epic fantasy.”

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Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen in Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon

“Ryan and Miguel have done an amazing job, and the cast… just as with GAME OF THRONES, most viewers will only have heard of a few of the actors, but I think you are going to fall in love with a lot of them,” the Game of Thrones creator added. “I think the Targaryens are in very good hands. Anticipate away. I do not think you will be disappointed.”

Martin Got An Approval For Four Game Of Thrones Prequels

Too, Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers by journalist James Andrew Miller also disclosed interesting news. Miller’s report said that George R.R. Martin had pitched this particular prequel to HBO. However, the author was delighted to hear that HBO ended up announcing not just the one, but four Game of Thrones prequels.

“Then I suddenly found out that they had put four prequels in motion,” Martin told Miller. “The Dance of the Dragons idea was just one of them. And the other three were ideas that had come from other people who I guess had read my books or had some of the documents at HBO.”

House of the Dragon is all set for its big premiere next year. The show will be set around 200 years before the events in Game of Thrones. The series will follow House of Targaryen and their fall of their kingdom. Moreover, there is great anticipation surrounding the appearance of more dragons.

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