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‘House of the Dragon’: Here’s When George R.R. Martin Thinks the Series Should Have Began

House of the Dragon is based on the novel Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin. The series tells the story of the Targaryen civil war, known as the Dance of the Dragons. It begins by briefly showing Jaehaerys I choosing his grandson Viserys as his heir. However, Martin thinks the series should have started even earlier.

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‘House of the Dragon’ begins with a brief prologue

The House of the Dragon premiere opens with Jaehaerys I Targaryen’s decision to appoint Viserys his heir over Rhaenys Targaryen. The series then jumps forward to when Viserys’ eldest child Rhaenrya is 14 years old. However, the show’s initial scene is an important part of the narrative.

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