The prequel to 'Game of Thrones' will be different from the original series, but without going overboard. That is more or less what Miguel Sapochnik, the co-showrunner of 'The House of the Dragon', has advanced in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
"It was not broken, so we are not trying to reinvent the wheel," says Sapochnik, who shares duties as creator and showrunner with Ryan Condal. "House of the Dragon has its own tone that will evolve and emerge throughout the series. But first, it is very important to pay our respects and honor the original series, which was very revolutionary."
Sapochnik, who directed some of the most iconic episodes of 'Game of Thrones' and also directs several episodes of 'House of the Dragon', assures that this prequel will "complement" the fiction of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, rather than reinventing it. "He was also involved in the creative process of the original series, so I think that has been useful. Because I did not come in like: 'Let's change everything! Let's do another color palette!' No, I quite like this color palette. "
They hope it will be different
Although the British director (with Argentine ancestry) clarifies that they do not want to do the same series either. "This is something else, and it should be something else. It's a different team, different people, different tones. Hopefully, it will look like something else. But it will have to be earned, it won't happen overnight."
'The House of the Dragon' takes place 200 years before the story starring Daenerys and her company. It is precisely the ancestors of this, the House Targaryen and its prominent civil war, the protagonists of this prequel. The cast is led by Matt Smith (Daemon Targaryen), Emma D'Arcy (Rhaenyra Targaryen), Steve Toussaint (Corlys Velaryon), Olivia Cooke (Alicent Hightower), and Rhys Ifans (Otto Hightower). There is no release date for the first season announced yet, although we know it will hit HBO Max in 2022.
Michel Sapochnik is presenting his new movie, 'Finch,' which premieres on Apple TV + on November 5. Starring Tom Hanks, it is the story of the not too distant future in which an environmental cataclysm has left the Earth desolate. Finch, a scientist who has survived this apocalypse, lives in a bunker with the only company of his dog Goodyear and works to build a very human-robot to take care of Goodyear when he can no longer.