“Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke says she “avoided” watching the “House of the Dragon” spin-off because it’s “too weird.”
The spin-off of the series is one of many projects related to “Thrones” that HBO is working on, and the first season of which was shown last year.
The action “House of the Dragon” based on Martin’s novel “Flame and Blood” takes place 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones”. The series, which tells about the war of succession between the House of Targaryen, stars Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, Olivia Cooke and Rhys Evans.
In a four – star review , NME wrote: “What’s encouraging is that the House of the Dragon feels like it’s walking on solid ground: simmering rivalry, power struggles, violent outbursts; six episodes, it all comes together to create a rich stew.”
Speaking to Variety, Clarke, who played Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, said she was “over the moon” that the show exists, but couldn’t bring herself to watch it in person.
“No! Can you forgive me]?” Clarke replied when asked if she had watched the show. “It’s too weird. I’m so happy that this is happening. I’m over the moon with all the awards… I just can’t do it. It’s so weird. It’s so weird.
“It’s like if someone said: “Do you want to go to a reunion that’s not in your class? Do you want to go to the reunion?” Here’s what it looks like. I’m avoiding it.”
HBO renewed the series “House of the Dragon” for a second season on August 26, after the first episode of the show attracted 20 million viewers in the United States.
Back in 2021, Clarke announced that she supported many spin-offs in development, calling them “inevitable.” “God be with you all!” the actor told the creators of the spin—offs in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, before quoting the immortal line of “Mean Girls”: “You, you, go, Glenn Coco!
“You can’t create something so big that people don’t ask, “And? Something else? It’s really good! Let’s do even more!”
However, last month, the author of “Game of Thrones” George R. R. Martin said that a number of future spin-offs of the series have been “postponed” by HBO.
In a new blog post posted on his website, Martin said that structural changes in the streaming service HBO Max have affected the development of a number of planned spin-offs, and while some of them are “shelved,” they are “not dead” in the future. the author’s opinion.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO has put together 15 possible prequel concepts based on Martin’s collective work, and “Blood Moon,” a spinoff set in the age of heroes, was canceled in 2019 after a pilot project.
More recently, a series of Jon Snow sequels has been announced, and series based on Dunk And Egg, The Sea Snake and Ten Thousand Ships are in the early stages of development. There are also three animated shows in development, including The Golden Empire, which takes place in the country of Yi Ti.
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