The critically acclaimed television phenomenon Game Of Thrones concluded over three years ago and is still considered one of the greatest shows of the 21st Century. Based on the epic fantasy series, The Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, Game of Thrones took the world by storm with its spellbinding cast members and the intricate storylines woven into the plot and depicted throughout the Seven Kingdoms. The show remains a beloved and unforgettable televised series, but within all its praise lies an ending that most consider inexcusable.
As the series finale premiered in 2019, fans were outraged and disappointed by the infamous bad ending. The audience was hoping for a more satisfying ending to the series that has had them hooked from the very beginning and instead experienced a downfall that left most infuriated and upset. As a user claims on Quora, “The ending was rushed and the finale was more like a Cliff Notes ending than a satisfying end to the Game of Thrones”. When the faith in the show was crushed due to its conclusion, one can only hope that the upcoming prequel will revive the unfavorable critiques that follow in its wake.
The wait is almost over for the anticipated prequel, House of the Dragon, premiering on HBO Max on August 21st. Taking place 200 years prior to the events of Game of Thrones, the story revolves around the Targaryen family and their rule over the Seven Kingdoms. The plot will follow the Targaryen Civil War and the fight for the Iron Throne, whose victor will claim the seat that rules the Seven Kingdoms. The world within Game of Thrones is known for its fantastical elements such as mysterious creatures, a little magic, and the most famous of them all, dragons. Therefore, fans will not be disappointed to see that in this new series, not three, but seventeen different dragons will be featured under the control of the Targaryens.
Starring Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, Millie Alcock, Olivia Cooke, and more, the series already has a lot going for it, especially after the glimpses received in the official teaser trailer. From political turmoil to family blood and war, it’s fair to say an exciting series awaits us in August. Will House of the Dragon be as good as it looks and once again brings the Seven Kingdoms back to their former glory? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.