The Game of Thrones prequel will be released on HBO and HBO Max on August 21, 2022. The co-showrunners, Miguel Sapochnik, and Ryan Condal have finally talked about the three important details author George RR Martin wanted. George, the writer of the Game of Thrones book series asked for these details to be present in the prequel.
As per an insider, the three things included colorful dragons and more insight on Jaehaerys Targaryen II. Both Sapochnik and Martin did not appreciate that Game of Thrones showrunners left the character out in the fictional universe of the series. Sapochnik revealed that David Benioff and DB “Dan” Weiss skipped Jaehaerys because of clarity reasons.
George did not understand this and wanted the showrunners to get it right this time. Moving on to the second detail he wanted to include was the colorful dragons in various shapes and sizes. The difference from Game of Thrones is that Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons had unique coloring.
For instance, Drogon, who was named after Khal Drogo had black and red scales. Meanwhile, Viserion had cream and gold, and Rhaegal, named after her brother, Rhaegar, had green and bronze scales. However, when the dragons got older and bigger, their coloring became more dark black and gray scales.
This will not be the same in House of the Dragon. Every creature in the series will be different and it should be vivid enough to understand which dragon is flying above the Targaryens.
George RR Martin Wanted This For House of the Dragon
The third detail the author wanted House of the Dragon to get right is to show the inclusion of symbolic colors related to all major and minor houses of Westeros. Condal revealed that it is a time of decadence, peace, wealth, and prosperity in the realm. He added that everyone should be in the house colors proudly marching about in a tournament, for instance.
The series is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and revolves around the time when the nastiest civil war took place. This happens within the house of Targaryens as King Viserys I names Princess Rhaenyra the successor of the throne.
Rhaenyra then decides to gain the throne and become the queen of Westeros. This would mean challenging the traditional norms which set rage amongst the people including her stepmother, Alicent Hightower. She was her best friend but turns out to be her enemy later as the story chronicles the dramatic fall of House Targaryen.
The entire house is then pitted against each other while the dragons fight it out with humans and one another.