House of the Dragon: How Fire & Blood’s Unreliable Narrative Shaped Series

House of the Dragon: How Fire & Blood’s Unreliable Narrative Shaped Series
What gives House of the Dragon an edge over the last few seasons of Games of Thrones is the source material. But the series based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire and Blood is not just another adaptation, the beauty of the series lies in the fact that the book takes the form of a scholarly exposition by a character called archmaester Gyldayn, who takes into account various sources, viz septons, masters, and even a guy called Mushroom. These accounts usually conflict with each other making the archmaester Gyldayn himself an unreliable narrator. Ryan Condal who developed the series with Martin and co-show ran Season 1 with Miguel Sapochnik has used the narrator’s unreliability to give the show an edge. Recently Sara Hess, one of the writers and executive producer of the series, revealed how this fact helped the creators to tell their own story.
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