People have huge expectations when it comes to House of the Dragon considering that it's the first spin-off series set in the A Song of Ice and Fire universe. But will the prequel show live up to its predecessor? Matt Smith points out that there will be nothing like Game of Thrones out there since the HBO hit series was "its own unique entity."
Smith is set to be one of the main cast members in House of the Dragon as he will play the terrifying Prince Daemon Targaryen in the show. The new character is one of the major players in the upcoming Game of Thrones spin-off series and a figure to watch out for next year.
But does Smith believe that House of the Dragon will be as successful as Game of Thrones in terms of success? The Morbius star told CNET that they are not aiming to be the next Game of Thrones. Instead, the cast and crew just want to make sure they deliver a story that enchants the audience.
"We're trying to make a show that's entertaining on lots of different levels and has a similar scope and ambition to the previous show, in many respects," Smith said. He then stated that "you're never going to be able to re-create the success of Game of Thrones."
"That was a very particular point in time. It was its own unique entity," Smith said of the previous series.
It's important to remember that although House of the Dragon is set in the same universe as Game of Thrones, it's a story that takes place hundreds of years before the fall of the Iron Throne. There is little doubt that producers are hoping that the new show will be as successful as its predecessor. Still, we're just hoping that it delivers a story that will enrapture viewers all over again.
House of the Dragon also stars Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Emma D'Arcy, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best and Sonoya Mizuno. The new series has not yet been given an official release date. However, it is already expected to premiere on HBO in 2022. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.