Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage expresses his opinion on the upcoming prequel show House of the Dragon. The actor says that the show need not try to reanimate its predecessor. Game of Thrones lasted for eight long seasons. And Peter Dinklage remained to be one of the main scores throughout the show. He stars as the smart and perceptive Tyrion Lannister. The character was highly admired by fans. And one of the very few to make it to the final season of the show.
Also, Dinklage won 4 Emmys for his performance in Game of Thrones. So, it does not come as a surprise that the actor is still emotionally attached to the vast world of Westeros. This is despite his appearances in various other well-established roles. His part in Netflix’s I Care, A Lot and the new film Cyrano are to name a few.
The fact that Westeros continues to stick around comes as a relief. The fantastical world makes a reappearance sometime this year on HBO, giving the greatly acclaimed Game of Thrones its first spin-off with House of the Dragon. The show is an adaptation of author George R.R. Martin’s Fire and Blood.
The upcoming series is set hundreds of years before the flagship chapters were Tyrion and other familiar characters lived. It is mainly centered around the fall of House Targaryen. In the beginning of House of the Dragon, King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine) sits on the throne. However, keen fans of Game of Thrones will soon understand that Viserys’ head is a hazardous place for the crown.
Dinklage is currently in the limelight for promoting his new film Cyrano. This also allows the actor to look back on Game of Thrones’ lasting patrimony. Several of his media discussions have surrounded the show’s problematic finale. However, in a recent interview with The Independent, Dinklage pondered on the anticipation leading to House of the Dragon. While Dinklage does seem to have a particular misgiving about the prequel show, he says that he is overall eager to see the live-action portrayal. Here is Dinklage’s full comment on the topic:
“I think the trick is not to try to recreate Thrones. If you try to recreate it, that feels like a money grab. With a lot of sequels, the reason for them is that the first one made a lot of money, which is why they aren’t as strong. But I am excited to watch the House of the Dragon, purely as a viewer, not knowing what will happen next.”
There is another opinion that aligns with that of actor Peter Dinklage. The person in the discussion is his onscreen brother, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. In October, Coster-Waldau expressed his hopes for House of the Dragon’s success. He said how he wished for the show to triumph on its own. Game of Thrones was an exceptionally marvelous creation. And there is no way a form of media can recreate it. Nor should it attempt to.
House of the Dragon might stick to some familiar cast members and locations. However, the show must unfold the story by itself. This helps factor in an extra ounce of anticipation for the show.
Also, House of the Dragon has a distinct team neurotypical in production and creativity. Which should make amends for the controversial ending of Game of Thrones. Who said back in October that he hopes House of the Dragon manages to stand on its own.
With that said, Dinklage seems eager to watch House of the Dragon. And he is accompanied by plenty of others. While the show does not have a definitive release date, HBO has started to work towards the promotions. House of the Dragon star Rhys Ifans recently revealed a tentative premiere being planned for some time in December. Ifans said that the production was currently under the works.
Creating epics as grand as House of the Dragon certainly takes a toll on everyone involved. The time and effort required is insurmountable. Especially now that the coronavirus pandemic poses even more complications. Fortunately for the network, it has earned itself some devoted fans who are willing to wait for the time being. Moreover, we hope the show manages to debut before The Winds of Winter.