‘House Of The Dragon’ Showrunner Compares Targaryens To ‘Star Wars’ Jedi

It's true from a certain point of view.

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House of the Dragon co-showrunner Ryan Condal recently opened up about the Targaryens in the Game of Thrones franchise, comparing them to the Jedi in Star Wars.

Back in 2019, Game of Thrones wrapped up after an 8 season run. While the last two seasons were controversial among audiences and critics, it remains one of HBO’s most popular series of all time. Several spinoff series have since been put into development with the next series, House Of The Dragon set to premiere later this year.

From A Certain Point Of View

In a recent interview The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Condal, the showrunner for House of the Dragon, revealed some of his thoughts on the series and its legacy. Specifically, he compared the Game of Thrones franchise to the Star Wars series with the Targaryens something akin to the Jedi:

“I’ve been a fan of these books for 20 years. I was a fan of Game of Thrones — I watched the pilot the night it aired on HBO and every episode after. You can’t follow Thrones, it’s the Beatles. I’m setting out as a fan to make the thing I want to see, and I’m happy with what we’ve achieved. The Targaryens are like the Jedi in Star Wars, where you heard about this time when they were plentiful and powerful and always wanted to see that. And now you get to.”

Here is the synopsis for the Game of Thrones spin-off series:

Based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, the series will tell the story of House Targaryen (a.k.a. the House that gave us the Mother of Dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen) and take place 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.

Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan J. Condal serve as co-showrunners on House of the Dragon and are executive producing 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.

House Of The Dragon is set to premiere on HBO on August 22nd, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming series and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Trey Griffeth

Trey Griffeth

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