‘House Of The Dragon’ Is Better Than ‘Game Of Thrones’, According To Critics
— Updated on 14 June 2024

‘House Of The Dragon’ Is Better Than ‘Game Of Thrones’, According To Critics

— Updated on 14 June 2024
Garry Lu
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Garry Lu

Anyone who stuck it out until the bitter end with HBO’s Game of Thrones is understandably wary about the coming slate of spin-off properties. Reports of a failed $42 million pilot certainly haven’t done the franchise’s reputation any favours, either. Thankfully, the first reactions for House of the Dragon are positive. Extremely positive.

Not only is the coming prequel series starring Paddy Considine, Emma D’Arcy, and Matt Smith already being hailed as a “worthy successor” to Game of Thrones, but better than the original adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice & Fire, and – for some reason – Breaking Bad. Who doesn’t love a good redemption arc?

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Here are some of the first reactions for HBO’s House of the Dragon

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Set 300 years before the events of the main series, the story will depict House Targaryen in their glory days, as well as the Targaryen civil war that set sibling against sibling, dragon against dragon; eventually immortalised as ‘The Dance of the Dragons’ in George R.R. Martin’s fictional history/universe.

Co-creators George R.R. Martin & Ryan Condal (ColonyHercules) have served as showrunners alongside Miguel Sapochnik; the latter of whom is a franchise veteran who has most notably directed the epic Season 6 Episode 9 instalment of the original series, more commonly known as ‘Battle of the Bastards.’ Game of Thrones and Westworld composer Ramin Djawadi has also returned.

Over in the US, House of the Dragon is set to premiere via HBO and HBO Max on August 21st. Here in Australia, you can expect is to stream later this month on Binge and Foxtel Now starting from August 22nd.

Check out the trailer below.

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