A new behind-the-scenes video from House of the Dragon teases the show's massive practical sets and props. After Game of Thrones ended in 2019, it didn't take long for several spinoffs were started at HBO. Among the projects that got the green light was House of the Dragon, a prequel set hundreds of years before the events of Game of Thrones. The series is set to chronicle a very different version of Westeros, telling the story of the bloody Targaryen civil war.
While trailers for the show have teased some of what's to come, many fans are curious to see how the series compares to Game of Thrones. HBO's original series based on George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy books was renowned for its complex characters, intricate plotting, and grand scale. Each major family vying for the Iron Throne of Westeros had its own castle complex, with the Starks occupying Winterfell and the Lannisters occupying King's Landing. With House of the Dragon boasting a budget of around $20 million per episode, many viewers are keen to see how it brings Westeros to life once more.SCREENRANT VIDEO OF THE DAY
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Now, a new behind-the-scenes video, titled "Returning To Westeros," released on the Game of Thrones YouTube channel, teases just how large the scale of the new show will be. The video reveals that many of House of the Dragon's big castle sets were actually created practically, including that of King's Landing. Not only that, but the video also touches on the show's costume and props, all of which feature intricate detail and are painstakingly crafted by hand. Check out the new behind-the-scenes video below:
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Much remains unknown about House of the Dragon, but the show is clearly going all-in regarding practicality. While Game of Thrones used CGI to create certain mythical creatures and settings, the show was surprisingly committed to shooting on location, building sets, and using practical effects, ultimately making the world feel all the more real. The new behind-the-scenes look at House of the Dragon's production teases that this same philosophy was taken with the prequel show, with essentially an entire castle being built from scratch for the show.
It remains to be seen how House of the Dragon will compare to Game of Thrones, but, at the very least, it appears that the show will maintain that same real, lived-in feeling that its predecessor had. If even some of the actors are surprised by the size and level of detail in House of the Dragon's sets and props, then it bodes well for audiences to feel the same way. Thankfully, fans don't have long to wait before they can see the practical elements of the prequel for themselves, with the show now less than a month away.