‘Home of the Dragon’ Will Be ‘Succession’ With Dragons, Says Showrunner

Sport of Thrones prequel sequence Home of the Dragon will lastly transport us again to Westeros on Aug. 21 to witness the story of Home Targaryen. Trailers for the fantasy sequence have teased dragons, thrones and a tense environment, however now we’ve one thing new to stew on: Apparently, HOTD is not incomparable to a different HBO present, Succession. 

When requested by SFX Journal in a Q&A, revealed Tuesday, if Home of the Dragon followers ought to be anticipating “Succession with dragons,” co-showrunner Ryan Condal responded, “I feel that is really an awesome metaphor.” Succession is a darkish comedy that follows the assorted energy struggles involving three siblings and their getting old father, the CEO of a media conglomerate. The present’s third season racked up the very best variety of 2022 Emmy nominations

Condal, who additionally co-created the sci-fi drama Colony on USA Community, informed SFX that HOTD writers turned to Succession and Netflix’s historic drama sequence The Crown for inspiration. “The issues we referenced within the [writers’] room probably the most had been The Crown and Succession, simply as tonal analogs and as exhibits that we, the writers, had been actually having fun with and immersed in,” he mentioned.

Historic comparisons clarify the prequel’s variations from the unique present. Condal in contrast Sport of Thrones to the real-life fifteenth century Wars of the Roses, as a result of it was about rival dynasties clashing over the throne. Whereas the prequel sequence is all concerning the Targaryens, the tragic story of “a civil conflict that occurs inside a singular household.”

That “makes it far more engrossing and tragic,” Condal mentioned, “since you see people who find themselves blood kin turning towards one another and going to conflict.” 

Home of the Dragon is predicated on George R.R. Martin’s novel Fireplace & Blood and stars Matt Smith, Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Greatest, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno and Rhys Ifans. The primary season will encompass 10 episodes. Miguel Sapochnik, who most lately directed the 2021 postapocalyptic movie Finch, can also be a showrunner.