Game Of Thrones New Show Releases Teaser
Game of Thrones was a huge hit for HBO, with more than 10 million viewers regularly tuning in by the seventh series. And it's not done yet, with the new show House of Dragon coming in 2022.
It was based, obviously, on the series of books by George R.R. Martin, but now it's an absolute phenomenon. The books, luckily for those who still want more, leave more stories yet to be unpacked. In particular, the events that occur in Martin's novel Fire and Blood are the inspiration for the new prequel House of the Dragon.
HBO has ordered 10 episodes so far, slated for release in 2022. They haven't confirmed the official date, but they've already started building anticipation with a well-crafted trailer teaser released today.
Right off the bat, the trailer sets the scene - 200 years before the fall of the throne. Everyone who followed the original 8 seasons knows how the story ends, but now we wait to see how they got there.
Subtle clues are given to establish the cast - the zoom on a ring shows that here is the original King Viserys. Authenticity seems to be spot on - for example, the Tagaryens have purple eyes as they should. We'll see as the show goes on how true to the book they remain, but there's hope.
The Targaryen armor is also interesting to look at, stylized to loosely mimic a dragon. It's understandably a bit different, as is the Throne. After all, this is 200 years earlier, and it makes sense to have things look a bit different from their later adaptation.
We also see Alicent (wearing green, of course) hold the dagger that shows up in the later Game of Thrones. This dagger was responsible for a lot of bloodshed in the series, but now it's hinted that it might have an even more sordid history than we knew.
The trailer certainly sets up a vivid aesthetic that matches (and sometimes builds on) the original Game of Thrones. The music, the family flags, and crests, the colors for the costumes all bring a sense of cohesiveness that melds this world with the one 200 years later. It serves very quickly to draw you back into familiar territory.
If anything, it's a bit more theatric this go. But that's to be expected, for a show that's starting off with such a devoted fanbase and loyal following. They aren't going to skimp on the fanfare, and risk disappointing the viewers. Most of them are already a bit peeved at how the first show ended, and HBO has a bit of atoning to do.
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Jamie Dixon is a contributing writer here at The Pyrrhic. She's a content writer by profession, but this is more fun. She's also working on her first novel in her spare time.