HBO’s Game of Thrones remains one of the most influential shows in television history. It changed the scope of what is possible on the small screen. But it also served as lessons on what not to do as it concluded. The show lost many fans who hated the ending. Three years after what many fans declared a colossal failure, there is now a new series in the same universe called House of the Dragon.
HBO believes this will bring back viewers and earn them a fortune, and they may just be right about it. However, there are many reasons why it could save or trash the Game of Thrones universe. Today, we’ll look at how they can make or break George R.R. Martin’s creation. Please note that there are many spoilers from both series throughout this article, so be forewarned before you read on ahead.
Martin Sold Out
These days, GOT source material creator George R.R. Martin isn’t the fan darling that he once was. Many of them resent the fact that the 70-year-old failed to finish his books. They understood that the TV show would overtake him but his productivity is lower than a college dropout.
Martin appears to be very happy doing everything except finishing A Song of Ice and Fire. It infuriated fans when Fire and Blood emerged because they wanted him to focus on the main saga. They think that he wrote himself into a hole and is happy to take the studio money (via Paste Magazine).