Dragon House can walk away from game of thrones‘ flawless depiction of sexual violence, but there will still be some difficult scenes in the upcoming spin-off.
As we get closer and closer to Dragon HouseThe long-awaited premiere this weekend, showrunner, executive producer and director Miguel Sapochnik revealed that there was a “pretty trying” moment in the new series that was difficult to film.
And, we suspect, touch to look too.
Talk to metro.co.ukSapochnik explained, “I had a scene where five kids between the ages of 9 and 12 had to fight for no reason.”
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Revealing that the scene took “three days to shoot”, the Dragon House the boss went on to say that one of the children “stabs another”. “It was enough, enough trying,” he added.
In a slightly less depressing update, Miguel also revealed how the prequel series would differ from game of thronessaying there will be “more nuances”.
“The original game of thrones involved several different families on several different continents,” he explained. “This one is about kind of a family in the same place fighting against each other. So that gives us more time to spend with fewer characters.
“There are quite a few, but…I think you have more nuance.”
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We will see this nuance when Dragon House arrives in a few days. Starring Matt Smith, Paddy Considine, Emma D’Arcy, Olivia Cooke and Rhys Ifans, the new series is set 200 years before the events of thrones and follows the War of the Targaryen Succession.
Dragon House will premiere on August 21 in the United States on HBOand August 22 in the UK on Sky Atlantic and NOW. game of thrones seasons 1-8 are available on DVD and Blu-ray.