Before one turns to the Iron Throne in King's Landing, one must pay attention to the yellow danger sign: "Beware: Risk of stabbing." The cold sun rises over the prickly, frightening field of blades that cascades down the steps around the seat of power of Westeros. The danger of bloodshed spills around on this early December evening. Such are the sets lined up at Leavesden Studios in London for the Game of Thrones prequel, "House of the Dragon." Green tennis balls topped the peaks, lined up in lanes to prevent accidental injury during breaks.
This is roughly the picture Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin described in the pages of the novels of the book series A Song of Ice and Fire, which began in 1996 with the publication of Game of Thrones. Notably, Martin openly criticized the version of the original show. This time, according to Miguel Sapochnik, one of the showrunners, the team will definitely get the blessing of the author.
Since "Game of Thrones" ended in 2019, it seems that everyone in Hollywood could imagine their own version of the finale of the popular series. Now the TV people have decided to satisfy the discerning taste of all, without exception, fantasy fans. Just two weeks after the August 21 premiere of "House of the Dragon" on HBO, the sequel to the 2021 series "The Wheel of Time" - "Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power" - will be released on Amazon. In a May interview with The Independent, Martin said he was happy for the release of "Rings of Power," but wants "House of the Dragon" to "beat it," "If they get six (Emmy Awards), and I hope they do, then we hope we get seven."