Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi returning for House of the Dragon
According to /Film, Emmy-winning German composer Ramin Djawadi, who was the original composer for Game of Thrones, is officially returning to compose the score for HBO’s highly-anticipated prequel spinoff House of the Dragon. For his acclaimed work on the original series, Djawadi earned two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Music Composition.
He is also best known for his work in other TV shows such as Prison Break and Westworld as well as films including Iron Man, Clash of the Titans, Pacific Rim, Warcraft, and Dracula Untold. He will also produce the score for Marvel Studios’ upcoming MCU film The Eternals which is still set for a November 2021 release.
Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the 10-episode series will chronicle the rise and the downfall of the Targaryens, who is the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria. It will take place 300 years before the events of the award-winning series adaptation of Game of Thrones which aired its final episode last May 2019.
House of the Dragon will star BAFTA winner Paddy Considine (Tyrannosaur, Dog Altogether, The Outsider) as King Viserys I, Emmy-nominated actor Matt Smith (Doctor Who, The Crown) as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel, Ready Player One) as Alicent Hightower and Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers) as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.
House of the Dragon is created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal (Colony). Miguel Sapochnik has also signed on to direct the pilot and additional episodes of the series. Sapochnik and Condal are also set as co-showrunners of the prequel. Martin, Sapochnik, Condal, Vince Gerardis, and Sara Lee Hess will executive produce. The series is eyeing a 2022 debut.
Principal photography is expected begin “in a few months.” The series will shoot primarily in England, moving from Game of Thrones’ main-based location in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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