On The Scene: House of the Dragon World Premiere

On July 27th I attended the highly anticipated World Premiere of HBO’s House of the Dragon at the Academy of Motion Pictures Museum. The cast was glowing with excitement as they walked the carpet taking pictures.

Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, set 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” tells the story of House Targaryen. The world of Game of Thrones is vast and rich with detail. This new series does an excellent job at capturing a specific moment in Targaryen history. A cohesive theme that actors and crew members touched on was that the House of the Dragon is a family drama.

“I wanted to make sure we stayed faithful to the original show,” Miguel Sapochnik (Director/Showrunner) says during our interview. “But that we seeded the opportunity to grow and evolve out of the original show,” Sapochnik goes on to say. Composer Ramin Djawadi adds “I was really excited to get back into that world. I worked on the original for years and when they sent me the first episode, seeing the visuals I immediately got excited.”

Actors of the series spoke to me about what they learned about themselves in their craft while filming. You can watch my full interview with both the cast and crew here.

The premiere screening was followed by an after party above the theater. Series themed cocktails were served along with appetizers and a large graze board. Attendees enjoyed music and mingled with the House of Dragons cast.

House of the Dragon is available to stream on HBOMax starting August 21st 2022.

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