the showrunner of House of the Dragon (the house of the dragon), Ryan Condal, commented on a “rivalry” between the HBO series with The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, from Amazon Prime Video. For him, the competition for audience is a good thing for the fantasy genre in general, and that both shows benefit in this scenario.
“I don’t think that for anyone watching The Rings of Power means you will stop watching House of the Dragon. I see that one feeds the other and, in my opinion, the more good quality entertainment is on television, the more it will attract an audience that initially would not be willing to confer such a title”, he told the The Wrap.
“I’m a big fan of Tolkien. I read Lord of the Rings, the Silmarillion and The Hobbit several times while growing up, just as I watched Peter Jackson’s movies countless times in the cinema. I love fantasy and I want to live in a world where there is room for all these things to exist, if they are good,” he added.
House of the Dragon showrunner believes there is no rivalry between the HBO series and the new adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, from Amazon Prime VideoSource: Source: HBO/Amazon Prime Video/Reproduction
“The need for more big-budget, production-quality science-fiction/fantasy TV is what all of us nerds want.” While the showrunner’s speech is intended to unite all the tribes, there is one difference worth discussing: the target audience.
Tolkien’s source material, as well as his adaptations, are geared towards all ages, while George RR Martin’s projects are famous for bringing more complex and adult themes, especially when it comes to violence, language and inappropriate scenes. for certain tracks.
The hope is that the success of series, of the most varied genres, will motivate broadcasters and streaming companies to invest more and more in the development of their productions. That way, everyone can enjoy the content they love so much even more.