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George R. R. Martin praises the cast and the crew of Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon

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Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon recently wrapped up filming, and the HBO execs are chalking up a date for releasing the trailer as well as the launch date of the show. After months of back-breaking, time-consuming and dedicated drudgery, the production has wrapped up, thanks to the amazing job done by the cast and crew. Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin took to his blog to thank them all.

Martin wrote on his blog Not A Blog:

“HOUSE OF THE DRAGON has a great pair of showrunners in Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik.

And it has an amazing cast as well. You’ve been reading about them for months. Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, Milly Alcock, Olivia Cooke, Paddy Considine, Emily Carey, Rhys Ifans, Steve Touissant, Fabien Frankel, and more, and more. You may not know their names now, but I think you will before the year ends. You will hate some of them, love some of them, mourn for some of them.

There’s another group of contributors, equally important, whose names you may not know either. But you should. Without them, there would be no show. If there was, it would certainly not be as good as I think HOUSE is going to be. Here are the folks I am talking about:

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He went on to admire the dedication of the writers on the show:

“HOUSE OF THE DRAGON is based on my novellas “The Princess and the Queen” and “The Rogue Prince,” and other materials from my Targaryen history FIRE & BLOOD… but FIRE & BLOOD is an imaginary history, not a traditional novel. To turn it into a television series requires a lot more work than adapting a novel or short story. The scriptwriters need to make history come alive.

Ryan Condal assembled a pretty amazing team to do just that. The photograph above was taken during one of my visits to LA — the last, I think, before Covid descended on us all, and shut down my travels — when I sat down with Ryan and his writers for dinner. It was a big loud lively dinner at a long table, but the food was great and the company was greater. I loved talking dragons with the team, and I was impressed with the depth of their knowledge of my world, and their enthusiasm for the project.”

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