The American Drama series “House of The Dragon” is a must-watch movie. With a blend of talent and passion, the cast has given its viewers dazzling entertainment.

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House of The Dragon – A Must-Watch

George R. R. Martin and Ryan Condal created the American fantasy drama television series House of the Dragon for HBO. As a prequel to Game of Thrones (2011–2019), it is the second television series in the *A Song of Ice and Fire* franchise. Condal and Miguel Sapochnik ran the show for the first season. Based on parts of Martin’s 2018 book, Fire & Blood, the series begins about 100 years after the Targaryen conquest united the Seven Kingdoms. This was nearly 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and 172 years before Daenerys Targaryen’s birth. The show depicts the events leading up to the decline of House Targaryen and a devastating war of succession known as the “Dance of the Dragons.”

HBO ordered House of the Dragon straight-to-series in October 2019. Casting began in July 2020, and principal photography started in April 2021 in the United Kingdom. The series premiered on August 21, 2022, with a ten-episode first season. Five days after the premiere, HBO renewed the series for a second season. After the first season, Sapochnik left his role as showrunner, making Condal the sole showrunner for the second season. The second season, consisting of eight episodes, is set to premiere on June 16, 2024. In June 2024, before the second season’s premiere, HBO renewed the series for a third season.

House of The Dragon – A Renewed Ruthlessness

The creators of the prequel, focusing on the warring factions of the powerful Targaryen clan, needed to retain viewers by providing more elements that made them fall in love with the original, while also expanding to new narrative heights.

To win over fans more than a decade ago, Game of Thrones embraced a ruthless tone that defined its era. Ned Stark’s beheading, Khal Drogo’s brutal murder of Viserys, the Red Wedding massacre, Theon Greyjoy’s castration, and Oberyn Martell’s gruesome end all boosted the show’s early popularity. These shocking moments prominently defined the viciousness of the Seven Kingdoms.

House of the Dragon had limited opportunities to explore such moments in its pilot season. However, after watching the first two episodes of its upcoming second season, it becomes clear that the show is ready to emerge from its shell.

House of The Dragon – A Short Preview

The opening scene of the season brings viewers back to a familiar Game of Thrones location, evoking nostalgia for fans of the Seven Kingdoms. Its sickening final act fits perfectly in the original series’ world.

However, House of the Dragon isn’t merely replaying the hits of its predecessor. The new season continues to explore how the divided Targaryen family, the Blacks and Greens, cope with the horrific murder of Prince Lucerys from last season.

Rhaenyra finds herself trapped as both a grieving mother and a duty-bound queen, with Emma D’Arcy delivering this whirlwind of emotions with the grace it deserves.


Dragon must carry its weight as a show, and in numerous aspects, it does. However, the latest season demonstrates the value of occasionally drawing from the Game of Thrones legacy, which significantly contributed to the franchise’s success.

House of the Dragon’s second season premieres on Max on June 16 and will be available for streaming on Showmax for Nigerian audiences.


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