Whatever you do to set reminders for yourself, it is time to make use of that system.
HBO announced yesterday that House of the Dragon will soon take flight. In a simple post on Twitter, the company dropped the date with one image.
Oh, it’s August 21.
The series is based on a book by George R. R. Martin called Fire & Blood, a Targaryen history book.
If you have read it, however, it appears that the show is not going cover all of the events in the book. That does not mean it will not be good.
“All ten episodes. I have seen rough cuts of a few of them, and I’m loving them … the writing, the directing, the acting all look terrific,” Martin wrote on his blog.
HBO has said that the series will begin around the time of the “Dance of the Dragons”, which is (basically) a civil war between siblings Aegon II and Rhaenyra, as both lay claim to the Iron Throne after the death of their father.
With all of its other drops and teases, we know that the show is to take place about 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. It is going to focus much less on Westeros and more on the early stages of House Targaryen — who are the ancestors of both Daenerys and Jon.
There should be a familiar feel to the production as Miguel Sapochnik is signed on as a co-producer. Since most people do not follow the behind the scenes stuff, he directed many of the most famous episodes of the original show, including “Hardhome,” “Battle of the Bastards,” “The Winds of Winter,” “The Long Night,” and “The Bells.”
Again, August 21.