Unlike Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon will not depict sexual violence;  Writer says: ‘We choose to focus on violence against women’
Unlike Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon will not depict sexual violence; Writer says: ‘We choose to focus on violence against women’

Unlike Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon will not depict sexual violence; Writer says: ‘We choose to focus on violence against women’

The series will premiere on August 21 on HBO and HBO Max.

A still from the House of the Dragon

By: Mohnish Singh

The countdown to the long-awaited House of the Dragon, a prequel to the popular series Game of Thrones, has officially begun. Ahead of the big premieres on August 21st on HBO and HBO Max, the makers have revealed some interesting details to heighten the buzz around the show.

The show stars Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke and Emma D’Arcy. Recently, we were introduced to an Iron Throne, the most desirable, but uncomfortable-looking, seat in Westeros. And now, the filmmakers have released a seemingly wholesome scene between childhood friends Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower.

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House of the Dragon takes place 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The prequel will chronicle the beginning of the end of House Targaryen, the events leading up to and covering the Targaryen War of Succession known as the Dance of Dragons. Although there is no official confirmation, the prequel is said to be based on portions of George RR Martin’s 2018 novel Fire & Blood.

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Recently, the show’s writers spoke to a publication about how female characters will be treated in the prequel. When Game of Thrones first came out, there was a lot of discussion about how the show depicted sexual violence in the first season. There have been countless such scenes throughout the series.

Writer and executive producer Sara Hess told the publication, “I would like to clarify that we do not depict sexual violence on the show. We deal with a single instance off screen and instead show the aftermath and impact on the victim and mother of the perpetrator. I think what our show does, and what I’m proud of, is that we choose to focus on the violence against women that is inherent in a patriarchal system.”

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