Emilia Clarke Reveals Why She Won’t Watch HBO’s ‘House Of The Dragon’


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Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is avoiding House of the Dragon.

Emilia Clarke became a breakout star due to her work as Daenerys Targaryen in the hit HBO drama Game of Thrones, but the actress won’t watch its prequel series House of the Dragon, which revolves around the ancestors of her fan-favorite character. While doing the press rounds for new movie, titled The Pod Generation, Clarke told Variety that she still hasn’t watched the series.

“It’s too weird. I’m so happy it’s happening. I’m over the moon about all the awards… I just can’t do it,” Clarke told Variety at Sundance. “It’s so weird. It’s so strange. It’s kind of like someone saying, ‘You want to go to this school reunion that’s not your year? Want to go to that school reunion?’ That’s how it feels. I’m avoiding it.”

House of the Dragon was named the Best Drama series of 2022 during the recent 80th Golden Globe Awards, beating out the likes of Better Call Saul, The Crown, Ozark and Severance. Game of Thrones never managed to win the award during its eight-season run on HBO.

When does House of the Dragon return to HBO?

A second season of House of the Dragon is currently in development at HBO. The second season begins filming early next year and won’t arrive until 2024 at the earliest, according to recent comments from Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO of HBO and HBO Max.

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House of the Dragon is set around 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and follows House Targaryen – the noble house of Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen from Thrones – as a civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons breaks out between claimants to the Iron Throne.

Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan J. Condal served as co-showrunners on House of the Dragon season one. They also executive produced the season alongside George R. R. Martin. The series features a star-studded cast that includes Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Paddy Considine, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best and Sonoya Mizuno.

Every episode of House Of The Dragon is now available on HBO Max. Stay tuned for the latest news from the world of Game of Thrones and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.