‘The House of the Dragon’ may be moving away from the typical ‘Game of Thrones’ portrayal of sexual violence, but we can still find some hard to watch scenes in the new spin-off.
As we approach the long-awaited premiere of ‘The House of the Dragon’ this weekend, the showrunnerexecutive producer and director, Miguel Sapochnik, has decided to share that there is a moment in the new series that was “pretty hard to shoot”. And, as you can imagine, hard to watch too.
Sapochnik explained: “I had a scene where five kids, ages 9-12, have to beat each other up for no reason.”
Confessing that the scene took “3 days of filming”, the head of ‘The House of the Dragon’ continued by saying that one of the children “stabs another”. “It was quite, quite exhausting” he added.
Adding other new information, a little less dark, Miguel commented that this prequel will differ from ‘Game of Thrones’ since it will have “more nuances”. “The original series, ‘Game of Thrones’, was about several families, from several continents.” he explained. “This is about a family, just a place, and the fight between them. That allows us to spend more time on fewer characters. There are a few but… I think there are more nuances.“
We will be able to see those “nuances” when ‘The House of the Dragon’ arrives in a few days. Starring Matt Smith, Paddy Considine, Emma D’Arcy, Olivia Cooke Y Rhys Ifansthe new series is set 200 years before the events of ‘JDT’, and follows the Targaryen “War of Succession”.
‘The House of the Dragon’ premieres on HBO, on August 21 in the US. All seasons of ‘Game of Thrones’ are available in Spain on the HBO Max platform.