House of the Dragon is unique because it is based on a completed work. The book was long, so the show will have to add a lot of new material to make it into a good show. That means that there will be some big surprises for fans who have read the book. The star of the show, Paddy Considine, hinted at the first big mystery for fan theorists to solve at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend.
Some people might not know this, but House of the Dragon is based on a book called Fire & Blood. This book is written by an author who uses primary and secondary sources to write about the history of Westeros. Naturally, these sources have some gaps and are not always accurate.
This will make the show a unique creative challenge. It will take a more traditional TV approach to the story. Along the way, we can expect it to flesh out the details and answer some questions. This will keep hardcore fans who have read the book again and again engaged.
There are also some new things in the story that weren’t hinted at in Martin’s book. Considine teased the first one.
During the show’s massive SDCC panel, he said his character, King Viserys Targaryen I “is a kind man. He inherited the crown because he’s a kind man and a scholar. He’s a man who cares about things, and there’s a great tragedy in that. He’s carrying something out which is a great secret and the potential fall of man.”
This is great news for fans. They did not know that Viserys was dealing with any such threat in the books. Some fans related this to Viserys’ voice-over in the House of the Dragon trailer. In this trailer, he referred to having the famous “dragon dreams” of House Targaryen. These dreams might be connected to the Targaryen’s mystical link to dragons.
People are guessing what Viserys’ big secret is. They think that he might know something about the White Walkers and the Long Night.
Some people think that Viserys will want to keep the Targaryen family strong so they can fight the zombies 200 years from now. He might even be trying to make sure a savior is born, like in a prophecy.
This reveal could have a big impact on the main story depending on how it is explained. If Viserys is following his own intuition and dreams, that’s one thing, but many fans believe that House Targaryen has its own secrets that have never been revealed in the books or TV show.
This is possible because we have never seen two Targaryens from before the fall of the dynasty talking to each other in private. Some fans believe that the Targaryens have secrets from old Valyria, as well as prophecies from generations of “dreamers” preserved over time.
There are other secrets that Considine could have been referring to. For example, some fans believe that Viserys may be working with House Hightower to bring about the extinction of the dragons.
It’s possible that Viserys is doing something behind closed doors that is related to the war. If this is the case, we may not know what it is unless it affects the war.
You will be able to see the show House of the Dragon when it comes out on Sunday, Aug. 21 on HBO and HBO Max. In the meantime, you can read Fire & Blood in print.
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