Work officially begins on House of the Dragon, HBO releases production pic

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If you’re just joining us, HBO is in the middle of a viral marketing stunt, and it is working, at least on me. It started when the official Game of Thrones twitter account tweeted out a simple flame emoji:

Okay, it’s Game of Thrones Anniversary Month. Fire is important to the series. Sure, cute, cool. But then they followed it up with another…

…and another…

and so on:

Soon enough, other HBO-affiliated accounts got in on it:

The official Game of Thrones account has added flame emojis to its name and changed its profile picture. What does it mean? WHAT DOES IT MEAN? I don’t know, but I’ve been having a public mental breakdown trying to figure it out on Twitter:

Brain broke. Brain hurting.

This marks the official start of filming for House of the Dragon

After I scrambled to make sense of this, HBO finally did announce what they were all about. This was all a lead-up to the official announcement that House of the Dragon, HBO’s follow-up series to Game of Thrones, had begun production, complete with a still of the cast doing a table read, all of them appropriately socially distanced:

We’d been looking at sets for House of the Dragon for a couple of days now, so we expected something like this. I’d love to see more, perhaps some photos from the set or of the cast in full costume. Here’s hoping.

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