When Home of the Dragon premiered on HBO and HBO Max final week, Sport of Thrones followers had been jarred by what they didn’t see: a splashy opening title sequence welcoming them to Westeros. Home of the Dragon Episode 2, nonetheless, positively does have a surprising essential title sequence. It’s a blood-soaked journey by way of what seems to be a good bigger model of King Viserys’s (Paddy Considine) reconstruction of Outdated Valyria, stuffed with unusual symbols, a mural depicting dragons flying over the sigils of Westeros, and the long-lasting Sport of Thrones theme tune.
Whereas Sport of Thrones sagely opened up every episode by exploring an animated map of all of the castles, cities, and much off realms the characters could be visiting, Home of the Dragon is clearly selecting a unique tact. We’re seeing the sigil of Home Targaryen unfold blood by way of a sequence of locks and channels, in the end arriving on the recreation of Outdated Valryia Viserys is at all times tinkering with. Thematically, we’re seeing how Home Targaryen’s impending civil conflict will cowl Westeros in blood. It’s a fairly on-point metaphor. However because the miniature metropolis seems to be Outdated Valyria, the tin foil hat-wearing nerd in me wonders if we’re additionally seeing a nod to how the Valyrians harnessed the facility of dragons with blood magic. (Please, please, give us extra Outdated Valyrian lore, HBO!)
HBO has confirmed to Decider that Home of the Dragon intends to make use of the identical Ramin Djawadi-composed theme tune as Sport of Thrones, so don’t anticipate it to vary sooner or later. As to why we needed to wait per week for this moody essential title sequence? Home of the Dragon showrunners defined to the press that the choice to carry this new title sequence for Episode 2 was “a artistic selection.”
“It appeared necessary that when the curtain went up so to talk, having a title sequence felt like an indulgence. We needed to get on and inform the story,” Ryan Condel and Miguel Sapochnik stated.
As for what these bizarre little button-like pumps are and what each image means? We’re going to have to attend slightly longer and comb by way of each A Tune of Ice and Fireplace-related textual content to seek out out!