Dragon season is almost upon us as the highly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is set to drop on 22 August in the UK.
The 'Game of Thrones' creator said his involvement got much smaller as the TV show moved to its conclusion.
Ryan Condal didn't want the 'Game of Thrones' prequel series to just feature 'another bunch of white people'.
'House of the Dragon' premieres 21 August, while Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' show arrives in September.
The Great War is here! Jon’s doom laden voice confirms all fears as Cersei acknowledges she’s surrounded and Daenerys hits Dragonstone with fighting talk. “We’re the last Lannisters left” intones Cersei to Jaime, and in a slight at Tyrion: “The last ones who count”. With Jon to the north, Euron to the west, Dany to the east and what’s left of the Tyrells and Martells in the south, Cersei’s giant map must be looking smaller to her every day.
It’s the Game of Thrones battle we’ve all been waiting for and if this isn’t worth staying up till 2am BST to stream, I don’t know what is. After all, Team Good (aka House Stark) couldn’t sit idly by and let Team Bad (led by Ramsay Bolton) rule the North as the white walkers descend, could they? The way in which Rickon is taken from his remaining family is tragic to behold but just like Sansa told Jon the night before, Ramsay likes to play games.
Episode two brought us the first of Bran’s Weirwood flashbacks - introducing us to his ill-fated aunt, Lyanna Stark, the catalyst of Robert’s Rebellion, the war that saw Robert Baratheon triumph over Mad King Aerys. In the story so far, Lyanna is presented as a victim of an evil Prince Rhaegar.
The episodes title says it all. The murder of Balon Greyjoy by his lost brother sets up a long-forgotten story from the books and brings the Iron Islands back into the picture for the first time in over a season. It’s part of the episodes look into the past, which includes Bran looking backward to the happy childhoods of his father and siblings, including a more talkative and younger Hodor.