Fiery Facts About the House of the Dragon- Everything You Need to Know About Its Behind-the-scenes!

The show House of the Dragon is based on the book Fire and Blood by George R. R. Martin. It tells the most important stories from the Targaryen dynasty.

This House is probably the most mysterious of the Seven Kingdoms. It has a lot of secrets that make it stand out from the other Game of Thrones families.

In case you missed something in all the action, here are the facts about House of the Dragon that every real Game of Thrones fan needs to know. And we promise there will be a lot of blood and fire.

1. It’s a Big Deal

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The violence in House of the Dragon was very real in some ways. Matt Smith, who played Daemon Targaryen, told The Hollywood Reporter that he hurt his neck while doing a stunt: “Hit the disc in my neck in Portugal. It’s a [bloody] pain in the neck, both literally and figuratively. But he wasn’t the only one who had trouble with his body on the set.

2. Milly Alcock Rides Dragons

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As far as we know, no one has ever actually ridden on a dragon in the real world. But the actors in House of the Dragon would be the ones to know what it was like. Milly Alcock, who played Rhaenyra Targaryen, tried to tell her fans at Comic-Con what it was like to ride a dragon. What she said sounds very scary.

3. Matt Smith Only Wanted to Go Home

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Matt Smith told the press about what it was like to be a Targaryen dragon rider. Or, more precisely, a rider that looks like a dragon but is made of moving parts. “It’s cool,” he said. “You’re in the air, they move you around with a remote control, they shoot a lot of wind and rain at you, and after about ten hours, you want to get off.”

4. More Dragons Than in Game of Thrones

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In Game of Thrones, Daenerys Targaryen burned her way across Essos and Westeros with only three dragons. She brought down cities and kingdoms, and everyone had to bow down to her. But there are more Targaryens and more dragons in House of the Dragons. The spinoff promises to have 17 fire-breathing bad guys over the course of the whole series.

5. The Set Got Hot

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Not everything that shines is gold. But in House of the Dragon, fire is the only thing that burns. Milly Alcock told The Hollywood Reporter that all of the lighting on set, including the fire, was natural. She said, “…people would come around and set everything on fire for all the lighting you see in the show, and the set would get very hot.”

6. It Was a Big Set

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Paddy Considine had full control of the Red Keep when he was King Viserys Targaryen. The 35,000-square-foot set was so real that he thought about moving in: “You could have moved into the Red Keep and lived there. We could have all done it. It made no sense. I’ve never been on a set where you just keep finding rooms and staircases as you walk around.

7. It’s Not Suitable For All Ages

House of the Dragon is not good for young people to watch or be in. If the showrunners had followed George R.R. Martin‘s timeline, the show would have been on Nickelodeon and available to stream. In the show, Princess Rhaenyra was a teenager, but in the books, she did you know what with you know who when she was only eight or nine years old.

8. It Was a Hit Right Away

Fans of House of the Dragon won’t have to wait too long to see more fire and blood. HBO gave the hit show another season just five days after the first episode aired. Even though people know that the story will be based on George RR Martin’s Fire & Blood, there are sure to be surprises along the way.

9. Cooke Had a Hard Time Fitting in

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Olivia Cooke only became part of the Targaryen bloodline when she married Alicent Hightower in House of the Dragon. But she was so close to being a Targaryen. Cooke first tried out for the part of Rhaenyra Targaryen, but the people in charge of the show thought she would be better than Alicent Hightower. But it was hard for her to “fit” into the role.

10. Fabien Frankel Was A Laughing Stock

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Olivia Cooke wasn’t the only person who had trouble putting on and taking off her costume. The actor who played Ser Criston Cole, Fabien Frankel, had so much trouble with his armour that the rest of the cast made fun of him. Matt Smith, who played Fabien’s friend, remembered, “Even if it was just laughing at Fabien trying to sit down in the armour. That made me happy every single day. Poor Fabien”.

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