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Peter Dinklage Thinks House Of The Dragon Will Be ‘Really’ Good, But Is Concerned About HBO’s Risk Factor

By Soniya Hinduja
January 25,2022

Game of Thrones mainstay Peter Dinklage has a lot of faith in HBO’s upcoming prequel “House of the Dragon”. The actor believes that the show is going to be “really fucking good”. However, he also has concerns surrounding the show’s inevitable success regarding the network’s future. 

Peter Dinklage, who won the Emmys for his exceptional performance in “Game of Thrones” recently appeared on the “WTF with Marc Maron” podcast this week. In the interview, Peter was asked to express his thoughts on the prequel series set to premiere sometime this year (since the network is yet to officially announce the date).

“I think it is going to be a really good show,” he said. “The director and producer of it worked on our show, and I think it’s going to be really fucking good.”

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones

Regarding HBO’s legacy Game of Thrones, director Miguel Sapochnik was taking care of the doors to some of the show’s most acclaimed episodes. These included “Hardhome,” “Battle of the Bastards,” “The Winds of Winter,”, and “The Bells”. Sapochnik is now teaming up with Ryan Condal as the co-showrunner of “House for the Dragon.” 

“But, they took a risk on our show, HBO did,” Dinklage continued. “They took a huge risk on our show. It was a slow start, but why don’t they do that again? This isn’t a risk. It’s a proven thing that works.”

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Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon in HBO prequel House of the Dragon

In the 2021 book “Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers,” written by journalist James Andrew Miller, a former HBO executive elaborated on how the upcoming fantasy series could have an issue right now.

“As much as the idea of doing a best-selling fantasy show seems obvious now, at the time, big world-building genres were not popular in the marketplace,” Gina Balian told Miller.

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In addition to this, Insider’s Kim Renfro earlier mentioned how “House of the Dragon” is only the first of the developing “Game of Thrones” prequels and spin-off shows. Most of which are supposed to debut on the streaming platform sometime this year. You can read everything you need to know about the new series here.

Moreover, Game of Thrones’ author, George R. R. Martin, wrote on his blog this past month that he had watched an early cut of the “House of the Dragon” pilot. The author was pleased. Not only that, Dinklage’s fellow “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington talked to Insider’s Kirsten Acuna. He said that while he will offer the show his full encouragement, there is still an undeniable “rawness” there.

“I wish them all the best. but it’s so close to my heart, that story. that, of course, there might be a bit of pain there,” Harington said.

For now, Dinklage will make his big screen appearance in the movie “Cyrano”. The film will premiere in theaters across the world on February 25, 2022.