There is now a month left before the television debut of the Game of Thrones prequel, set 200 years before the events narrated in the main series. As revealed by co-showrunner Ryan Condal the first season of House of the Dragon will have several time jumps to better tell the story.
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House of the Dragon will make use of several time jumps
In House of the Dragon fans will meet Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) and Lady Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke), best friends who are divided by ambition and the struggle for the succession to the throne. The first time they appear on screen, however, they will be as teenagers, played by Milly Alcock and Emily Carey respectively. There will then be a 10-year time jump in the middle of the season, and he won’t be the only one.
“We have to tell a generational war and these time leaps are necessary for our narration. We prepare the ground for the public to get to know the characters when it is time to see them at work “ Ryan Condal told The Hollywood Reporter. Precisely for this reason the narrative structure of the series has been compared to that of The Crown, but not all characters will be subject to recasting. Matt Smith and Paddy Considine, who play Prince Daemon Targaryen and King Viserys I Targaryen respectivelywill not be replaced.
Based on the George Martin novel Fire and Bloodthe series will follow the Dance of Dragons, the Targaryen civil war between brothers Aegon II and Rhaenyra, who fought for the throne after the death of their father Viserys I. House of the Dragon will debut exclusively on Sky and streaming only on NOW il August 22, simultaneously with the airing in the United States on HBO Max. One episode per week will be available.
The Game of Thrones franchise is also expected to expand with other projects, including a spinoff on Jon Snow, also starring Kit Harington and set after the events of the eighth and final season.