HBO’s most popular show of 2022, House of the Dragon, has officially been announced as a Golden Globe winner. On the night of Tuesday, the live-action Game of Thrones prequel series carried the award of the “Best Drama Series” home.
House of the Dragon has become the premium cable network’s most-watched premiere in TV history. The show beat the other nominees, which were also as brilliant as this show. Other in this particular category included shows like AMC’s Better Call Saul, Netflix’s The Crown and Ozark, and Apple TV+’s Severance.
Miguel Sapochnik, After Accepting the Award
On behalf of the House of the Dragon, the award was accepted by the executive producer Miguel Sapochnik and the main leads of the show, Emma D’Arcy, and Milly Alcock.
After accepting the award Sapochnik spoke: “As you can tell, I didn’t think we were going to win so I didn’t get ready, Thank you very much. This is amazing.”
While delivering his acceptance speech, Sapochnik did Apple TV+’s freshman drama, Severance. He jokingly said: “I’ve got to say Severance is awesome. I love that show. If I could have made House of the Dragon like Severance, it would’ve been a bit weird for these amazing actors.”
The executive producer praised his cast and crew of the show by saying: “We had an amazing cast, absolutely stunning. I don’t know what else to say. They were great. Hollywood Foreign Press, thank you very much. HBO, who’s entrusted us with their golden goose, it was worth it and, blimey, here goes the music.”
Sapochnik concluded his acceptance speech by saying: “One thing that I was going to say, which is really important is I noticed when we did the premiere in L.A., what everyone did is they had this thing of relief rather than being excited and then they got excited. And it was really heartwarming to know that we actually tread in the footsteps of Game of Thrones. Because that was really one good show, so I thank you very much and good night.”
What Is House of the Dragon About?
The plot of Season 1 of House of the Dragon show deals with George R. R. Martin’s 2018 novel Fire & Blood. The events of the series take place 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. So, there are a lot of references to its prequel show.
The show actually shows how Targaryen civil war slowly collapsed the greatest dynasty of the Seven Kingdoms. At the end of the series, only a very few dragons will survive the show just its human masters.
Cast and Crew of House of the Dragon
The official detail of the show suggests: “House of the Dragon stars Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel, and Rhys Ifans. Additional cast members include Milly Alcock, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Emily Carey, Harry Collett, Ryan Corr, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Wil Johnson, John Macmillan, Graham McTavish, Ewan Mitchell, Theo Nate, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson, Phia Saban, Gavin Spokes, and Savannah Steyn.”
Martin and Ryan Condal are the co-creators of House of the Dragon, where Miguel Sapochnik and Condal act as the showrunners. Greg Yaitanes has joined the show as director and co-executive producer.
The show is available on HBO Max for streaming. Moreover, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming, Francesca Orsi has already confirmed season 2 of House of the Dragon, which will unfold more plot twists and betrayals in the show.