The author George R.R. Martin addressed comparisons between House of the Dragony The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Powertwo epic series that premiered on similar dates on HBO/HBO Maxy Prime Videorespectively.
And since these are two television shows that share similar backgrounds, such as their epic setting, being adaptations of extensive and rich literary material, being prequels to popular stories (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Ringsrespectively), and lastly, being big-budget fantasy productions broadcast at the same time, the comparisons between the two have not ceased.
Martin speaks on his personal blog on the subject, dismissing an alleged rivalry as a media fabrication, wishing success to both projects:
“[En un artículo de The Wrap] Ryan [Condal] says more or less the same thing I said in The Independent a few months ago. Nothing would please him more than to see both shows succeed. Me too. I’m a fan of fantasy and I want more fantasy on TV, and nothing would do that more than a couple of greatest hits.. ‘The Witcher’, ‘Shadow & Bone’, ‘Wheel of Time…’ and ‘The Sandman’, a glorious adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s groundbreaking comic series… those are a good start, but I want more. ”
ABOUT HOUSE OF THE DRAGON
The plot set in Westeros, will develop its events 200 years prior to the events portrayed in the acclaimed GoT series (before the fall of the Throne), and “will explore the beginning and end of House Targaryen.”
The first season of House of the Dragon consists of ten episodes, created and scripted by Martin and Ryan County (Colony). Martin and Condal are also the executive producers. The story of the first season covers the events that lead to the civil war of the Targaryens, known as the Dance with Dragons.
ABOUT LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER
The plot takes place in the Second Age of Middle-earth:
“This epic new drama will bring JRR Tolkien’s legendary Second Age of Middle-earth history to the screen for the first time. Beginning in a time of relative peace, thousands of years before the events of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, it will take viewers back to an era when great powers were forged, kingdoms rise to glory and fall to ruin, unlikely heroes were put to the test, hope hung by the thinnest thread, and one of the greatest villains to emerge from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cast darkness over the world.
Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble of characters both familiar and new, as they face the dreaded resurgence of evil in Middle-earth. From the dark depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elven capital of Lindon, to the mighty island kingdom of Númenor, and to the farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will forge legacies that will live on long after they are gone. gone.”