Whereas HBO would possibly be betting on Home of the Dragon changing into the (precise) subsequent Sport of Thrones when it comes to its attainable rankings success, one of many extra promising issues in regards to the present from an viewers perspective has been its potential to discover the historical past of George R.R. Martin’s Westeros with a narrative distinct from its predecessor.
Although Home of the Dragon is a canonical Sport of Thrones prequel, showrunner Miguel Sapochnik and the remainder of the present’s artistic group very a lot needed their sequence to have its personal identification that, whereas complimentary to Sport of Thrones, might additionally stand by itself. In a latest interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Sapochnik went into element about how a lot respect for Sport of Thrones the group got here to the brand new challenge with, and the way everybody felt that there was no have to reinvent the wheel relating to sure components of the present’s storytelling.
“Home of the Dragon has its personal tone that can evolve and emerge over the course of the present,” Sapochnik mentioned. “However first, it’s crucial to pay respects and homage to the unique sequence, which was fairly groundbreaking. We’re standing on the shoulders of that present and we’re solely right here due to that present.”
Sapochnik, who directed six episodes of the unique Sport of Thrones, defined how his earlier expertise with the franchise made taking over his new function as showrunner clean in sure regards, however extra sophisticated in others. Quite than placing vitality into issues like drastically differentiating Home of the Dragons’ shade palettes from Sport of Thrones’, Sapochnik mentioned he’s discovered himself prioritizing working with folks he is aware of. He hopes that Sport of Thrones followers will be capable to admire Home of the Dragon as its personal factor, however he believes the present “should earn that—it received’t occur in a single day.”
“Hopefully followers will get pleasure from it for the factor that it’s,” Sapochnik mentioned. “We’ll be fortunate if we ever come near what the unique present was, so we’re simply placing our heads down and getting on with it and hoping what we give you is worthy of getting a Sport of Thrones title.”
Home of the Dragon hits HBO and HBO Max in 2022.
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