House of the Dragon first reactions are out and it looks like Game of Thrones has found a worthy successor

    House of the Dragon first reactions are out and it looks like Game of Thrones has found a worthy successor

    The pilot episode of the Game of Thrones prequel series had its premiere in Los Angeles, and here's what critics are saying.

    House of the Dragon first reactions are out and it looks like Game of Thrones has found a worthy successor

    The early reactions to the show have been positive for the most part, with many calling it more serious and grounded compared to Game of Thrones.

    However, what both the shows have in common is the extreme amount of violence, which should come as good news to fans of the franchise.

    The last season of Game of Thrones was universally panned by critics and fans alike, even some of the cast members spoke up about it.

    But the upcoming prequel series seems to be in good hands according to the early reactions from critics.

    The series is set two hundred years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles 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 the Dragons."

    These are some of the reactions from critics about the pilot episode

    House of the Dragon stars Paddy Considine (Peaky Blinders) as King Viserys Targaryen, Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One) as Alicent Hightower, Emma D’Arcy (Wanderlust) as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, and Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Prince Daemon Targaryen.

    The show will be available on August 21, 2022.