Premium- Game of Thrones -Analyzing The 'House Of The Dragon' Table Read Photo For Clues
When the official Game of Thrones Twitter account started sending cryptic tweets of fire emojis on the morning of Monday, April 26, I immediately thought it was a Taylor Swift-inspired clue. Like any good TV detective, I diligently counted every single fire emoji, realizing that the eight separate tweets featuring various numbers of fire emojis made the sequence: 1, 2, 3, 4, 12, 18, 36, 153. Was it a code? A secret message? Of course not. It turns out this was just HBO's way of hyping up the release of the first photo from the set of House of the Dragon, the new GoT spinoff. (I know I should be used to GoT hyping me up only to disappoint me in the end, but thinking about how I counted all those flames still hurts.)
The photo shows a group of 12 people seated around an oval room for a socially distanced table read. Each person has their own desk, and a few are even wearing masks. "Fire will reign," House of the Dragon's official Twitter account wrote alongside the photo. "The @HBO original series #HouseoftheDragon is officially in production. Coming soon to @HBOMax in 2022." So, not only do we have evidence that this show actually exists (TBH, I'm still doubtful), we have a very vague release date.
The House of the Dragon Twitter account followed up the pic with some close ups of each of the actors — confirming that this occasion was, in fact, a table read, and revealing their character names at the same time. So, now we have a release year — 2022 — and a character list. But I think there's more we can glean from this pic.