George R. R. Martin Has A Lot To Say About 'House Of The Dragon' In His Review

George R. R. Martin, the author of Game of Thrones, stated on his blog that he had seen the "House of the Dragon" pilot and was satisfied. Martin showed excitement about the series on his blog, 'Not A Blog,' on December 29th:
nullI am anticipating HOUSE OF THE DRAGON pretty eagerly myself, for what it's worth. Okay, I am hardly objective. And I know a lot of what you will be seeing. (I, um, wrote the book). Also… mum's the word now, don't tell anyone… I've seen a rough cut of the first episode. And loved it. It's dark, it's powerful, it's visceral… just the way I like my epic fantasy.
nullI have got to confess, I was chuffed to read that the most anticipated new show, according to IMDB, was… (drum roll, please) HOUSE OF THE DRAGON! That's a hell of a list to be at the top of, too. Amazon's new Tolkien series? Neil Gaiman's SANDMAN? Marvel shows? STAR WARS shows?
nullRyan and Miguel have done an amazing job, and the cast… just as with GAME OF THRONES, most viewers will only have heard of a few of the actors, but I think you are going to fall in love with a lot of them. I think the Targaryens are in very good hands. Anticipate away. I do not think you will be disappointed.
nullAccording to writer James Andrew Miller's latest book, Tinderbox: HBO's Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers, Martin presented this prequel to HBO but was astonished by the announcement of four 'Game of Thrones prequels. Martin informed Miller:
nullThen I suddenly found out that they had put four prequels in motion. The Dance of the Dragons idea was just one of them. And the other three were ideas that had come from other people who I guess had read my books or had some of the documents at HBO.
nullHBO, on the other hand, has canceled the 'Game of Thrones' prequel after spending $30 million on its pilot episode. 'House of the Dragon' is set to be released in 2022. The program will be set about 200 years before the original series and will follow the saga of House Targaryen, the dynasty of monarchs who governed Westeros before Robert Baratheon won the crown.
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