George RR Martin on Game of Thrones criticism that changed House of the Dragon
House of the Dragon's dragons were a product of George RR Martin's criticisms of Game of Thrones.
This insight arrived yesterday (March 7) during a For Your Consideration event held by HBO, where the A Song of Ice and Fire author voiced his dissatisfaction with the way Game of Thrones' three dragons belonging to Daenerys Targaryen were portrayed.
"They were like, all the same," claimed Martin (via Deadline).
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However, the range of dragons depicted throughout season 1 of prequel House of the Dragon – Syrax, Vermithor, Caraxes, Meleys and Vermax – soon put an end to any of the writer's reservations.
"They had personality," he said. "They came alive. It came as great satisfaction to me."
Elsewhere at the event, House of the Dragon showrunner Ryan Condal revealed that a total of five new dragons will make their debuts in season 2, which kicks off production this month.
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Graham McTavish, who plays, Ser Harrold Westerling, previously teased a lot more skyward action in season 2 as the Targaryens continue their internal war.
"I think it will move out of just the locations that we've been in up until now," he said. "I think season 1 was a much more domestic experience whereas this one will be much more fractured, and possibly move a little more into the world that people are familiar with, with Game of Thrones, where there were multiple storylines existing at one time.
"I would imagine that's what it would be. And more dragons! A few will have been born by the time the show comes out again. And they grow very quickly..."
Game of Thrones seasons 1-8 are available on DVD and Blu-ray. House of the Dragon airs on HBO in the US, and on Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK.
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