Matt Smith is not at all concerned that his new HBO fantasy series will be compared to its predecessor “Game of Thrones”, seeing that “House of the Dragon” will be its own unique show and is not a copy of the previous series.
During an interview to promote his new movie, “Last Night in Soho”, Smith, who will play Daemon Targaryen in the said series, stated that the challenges of coming with a show that comes from the success of “Game of Thrones” is akin to throwing some paint at the wall and see what sticks.
“We’re trying to make a show that’s entertaining on lots of different levels and has a similar scope and ambition to the previous show, in many respects. But obviously, you’re never going to be able to re-create the success of Game of Thrones, because that was a very particular point in time. It was its own unique entity,” he said.
It is noted that the show, while being dubbed as the prequel to the David Benioff and Dan Weiss series, will be set in a vastly different time period and will focus more on the Targaryens.
In a previous interview, “Game of Thrones” resident Lannister Nikolaj Coster-Waldau shared similar sentiments about the upcoming show, saying that “House of the Dragon” will be its own thing.
“I just hope it’s great. I hope the success of Game of Thrones won’t get in the way for people when they experience this new show. For us, it took a while for people to get into Game of Thrones. I don’t think they have the luxury we had. They have to start with where we were in like season four or five, because that’s what they will be compared to. But I really hope that it’s a massive hit for them,” he said.