The third episode of "House of the Dragon" is called "Second of His Name."
George R.R. Martin once said that the budget for the first season of "GoT" was too small.
An episode of "House of the Dragon" created a vision of a royal hunt.
No one knew at the time that "A Song of Ice and Fire" would become one of the most popular TV shows of all time.
According to Variety, the first season of "game of thrones" cost about $6 million. Martin's least favorite moment in all eight seasons was due to the smaller budget.
The author of "Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon" was a reporter for the show. The author said that King Robert's hunt was completely different in the show than he imagined.
King Robert going hunting was the least favorite scene in the entire show. Robert went off hunting and was gored by a pig and they brought him back and he died. I haven't done a hunting scene yet.
He was familiar with a royal hunting party. A hundred men would have been present. The pavilion would have been there. They would have been hunting. Dogs could have been there. The horns would have been blowing.
Martin said that he wouldn't have just been walking through the woods with his friends holding spears.
The scene in "A Golden Crown" was less than two minutes and only included King Robert, Ser Barristan Selmy, and Renly Baratheon. In Robert's eyes, the men discussed having sex and the good old days, and then all of the hunting action took place off screen.
David and D.B. Weiss had to find a way to fit their budget. Many scenes of a few characters talking in rooms instead of filming expensive scenes of celebration and ceremony and battle were added.
The first "Game ofThrones" prequel series came in under 20 million dollars per episode.
In the third episode of "House of the Dragon," we get to see the full production of a royal hunt in the Kingswood, complete with the pavilions and huntsmen and dogs that Martin spoke about in "Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon."
Ryan Condal and Greg Yaitanes took full advantage of the budget to bring a bigger setting scope to the show.
The Red Keep and King's Landing are shown in the distance in order to help orient the audience. King Viserys was accompanied by a large group of people when he set out to kill a deer.
The outcomes of the day are vastly different than what King Viserys enjoys. King Viserys gets an easy kill shot in "House of the Dragon" because his men track down the Stag first and tie it up.
Robert's drunkeness and refusal to allow a more capable soldier to help take the animal out led to his death. King Robert was gored in the torso by the pig.
"House of the Dragon" goes on and on. The episode showed Princess Rhaenyra killing a pig with a flurry of stabs and then walking back into the royal camp.
"House of the Dragon" is taking avenues to bring Martin's visions to life, and Rhaenyra Targaryen is capable where King Viserys and King Robert failed.
" House of the Dragon" can be seen on Sunday at 9 pm. There is an hour and a half later. Our breakdown of the best 11 details you might have missed in the latest episode is a good place to start.
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