Amazon's "The Rings of Power" and HBO's "Game of Thrones" prequel will face off, with potentially billions at stake. Here's an analysis of how one of these could be a winner. But, can the whole idea of ​​competition be a fantasy?

Which fantasy series are you enjoying more so far - House of the Dragon or The Rings of Power?

The creators of HBO's House of the Dragon and Amazon's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power both agree on one thing: neither of them wants their upcoming fantasy epic to be compared to those other fantasy epics. Which they are currently releasing at the same time.

"We're not on the same night!" Dragons co-creator George RR Martin recently told The Hollywood Reporter, "It's not a match for death or anything. I wish them success. I hope they wish us all success."

"We don't think of the show in terms of genre or other shows that might be out there," adding, "It's Tolkien," show The Rings of Power showrunner Patrick McKay said at a recent press conference. Of Middle-earth, we just wanted to be real and drown and forget what was happening in another realm."

House of the Dragon (TV series 2022)

House of the Dragon is an American fantasy drama television series. A prequel to Game of Thrones (2011–2019), it is the second show in the franchise. It tells the story of an internal succession war within the House Targaryen at the height of its power, 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen.

Genre Fantasy, Action, Serial drama, Adventure
Based onFire & Blood by George R. R. Martin
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes3
Running time53–66 minutes
DistributorWarner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
Original networkHBO
Original releaseAugust 21, 2022 – (October 2022)
Related showsGame of Thrones
Available at
HBO, Sky Deutschland

What is House of the Dragon based on?

Fire & Blood

It is called "House of the Dragon" and it began airing on August 21, like Game of Thrones, based on the War of the Roses, Martin's "Fire and Blood" series, which is about two hundred. Many years before the occasion of Game of Thrones, House tells the story of Targaryen.

Ratings of House of Dragon on the Web:

IMDbFilm-AffinityGoogle users
8.8/10 (101,841 votes)7.6/10 (1,983 votes)90% liked this TV show

Is House Of Dragon A Sequel Or A Prequel?

Reign of House Targaryen begins: House of the Dragon, the prequel to Sports of Thrones, is here. The collection, based on George RR Martin's "Fireplace and Blood", which predates the activities of Game of Thrones, tells the story of the residence Targaryen.

What is the connection between "House of Dragons" and "Game of Thrones"?

One family that dominated "Game of Thrones" was the Targaryens, with Emilia Clarke's Daenerys serving as the primary threat to the Targaryen throne. He and his brother were in exile at the time, but the "House of the Dragon" occurs when his ancestor Viserys-1 is king.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022 Drama TV Series)

"The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" is an American Fantasy Television Series based on a novel. An epic drama set thousands of years earlier than the occasions of JRR. Tolkien's “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” follow an ensemble cast of characters, each familiar and new, as they face the long-apprehensive re-emergence of evil in Middle-earth.

GenreAdventure, Action, Fantasy, Drama
Based onThe Lord of the Rings and its appendices by J. R. R. Tolkien
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes3
Running time65–69 minutes
DistributorAmazon Studios
Original networkPrime Video
Original releaseSeptember 1, 2022 – present

What is "The Rings of Power" based on?

"Rings" is a new series on Amazon Prime Video (Streaming Friday) by author J.R.R. Tolkien, detailing the "Second Age" of Middle Earth.

Ratings of "The Rings of Power" on the Web:

IMDbIGNGoogle users
6.7/10 (126,611 votes)8/1067% liked this TV show

Is "The Rings of Power" A Prequel?

Well to begin with, and to be absolutely clear, this is not a remake/new version of "The Lord of the Jewelry".
At this point, I might want to say something about the lingering anger about the end of Throne affecting dragons. A recent New York Times feature on dragons spent a lot of ink on whether the GoT season eight prequel would suffer. Such concerns are probably silly. It's not that the reaction isn't genuine. But the original show has wowed audiences with all kinds of creative choices over the years, and its viewership has grown with each season. And if anyone passionate about Thrones is really upset by its climax, a fan of Martin's world might want to give the dragons a try.

How old is the Ring of Power before Lord of the Rings?

The Rings of Power take place in the Second Age, thousands of years before the events of the Third Age that most people know about - Frodo and Bilbo and all that. Tolkien has written more than 9,000 years of history. This is a long time ago.