'House of the Dragon' on HBO: Here's what 'GOT' star Kit Harington aka John Snow has to say about the prequel
'House of the Dragon' is a show every 'Game of Thrones' fan eagerly waits to watch every Sunday night since its release on August 21. Although the show is just three episodes old, the viewership is skyrocketing with each episode. As per the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 85% with an average rating of 9/10, based on 602 reviews as of now. Meanwhile, on Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, the series has received a score of 69 out of 100 based on 43 critic reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews". But has the cast of 'Game of Thrones' found it interesting?
Kit Harington, who played the role of Jon Snow, has shared his thought about the prequel show, 'House of the Dragon'. In the last episode of 'Game of Thrones', we saw how Jon Snow killed Khaleesi which follows the Great Council of 305 AC. Jon was sent into exile returning to the Night's Watch where he leads the remaining Free Folk to settle in the thawing free lands. Continue reading to know if Harington loved the prequel or loathed it!
At the premiere screening of ''Baby Ruby', when asked if he has watched the prequel, Harington said, "I'm really enjoying it." "My friend Miguel [Sapochnik] show-run it, so I'm really enjoying it. I think they've done a fantastic job," Harington told Entertainment Tonight Canada.
The 'Eternals' star also praised the series' originality. "It's a weird one to start a whole new show in the same kind of realm and to make it its own thing," he said, adding that, "I think that they've really done that."
In addition to this, 'House of the Dragon' franchise creator George R R Martin recently confirmed that a Jon Snow project starring Harington, titled 'Snow', is one of many 'Game of Thrones' spin-offs currently in development. "It was Kit Harington who brought the idea to us," Martin wrote on his personal website. "I cannot tell you the names of the writers/showrunners since that has not been cleared for release yet… but Kit brought them in too, his own team, and they are terrific."
'House of the Dragon' premiered on August 21, 2022. It is HBO's first new series to stream in 4K, Dolby Vision HDR, and Dolby Atmos on its streaming platform HBO Max. The first episode was released for free on YouTube on September 2, 2022.
'House of the Dragon', a fantasy drama television series, is a prequel to 'Game of Thrones' and is the second show in the franchise created by George R R Martin and Ryan Condal for HBO. Both series are based on A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels by Martin. Condal and Miguel Sapochnik are the showrunners.
'House of the Dragon' returns to HBO with a new episode every Sunday at 9 pm EST.