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The weeks are counting down before House of the Dragon premieres to take viewers back to Westeros for the first time since Game of Thrones ended in 2019. There are bound to be some big similarities between the two shows, but one writer has clarified a way that the spinoff is probably going to be less triggering than the original series. The sexual violence that was common in Game of Thrones won’t be an element in the new show.
Sexual violence and rape occurred repeatedly throughout the eight seasons of the HBO show, starting in the very first episode with Daenerys Targaryen. According to House of the Dragon writer and executive producer Sara Hess to Vanity Fair, however, that won’t be the case with the new show. She explained: