#Trending: Going back to Westeros and Middle-Earth

By Alex M. Sevilla

They say it’s never too much when two of the most pop culture faves premiere just two weeks apart. Crowd favorite fantasy stories made a comeback this year, which made fans from each franchise, or of both, thrilled as they can relive the experience of Westeros and Middle-Earth.

Set a thousand years before the events of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power centers on the travels of a much younger Galadriel as she ventures to the darkest recess of Middle-Earth. The Amazon Prime TV series takes place during the Second Age with the peace brought by the alliance of men and elves after they defeated Morgoth. Its series creators, Patrick McKay and JD Payne focused on the unexplored history of J.R.R. Tolkien’s world – the appendixes of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

The Rings of Power is available online through Prime Video on Amazon Prime every Friday, at 9am PH time.

When Game of Thrones (GoT) concluded its final season in 2019, the fans have been looking forward to the announced prequel – the House of the Dragon. This is based on the George R.R. Martin novel Fire & Blood. The plot dates to 172 years since the timeline of GoT and focuses on the Targaryen civil war. Succession lines, court politics, family drama, dragons, and more of what we loved about GoT will return with its prequel. We can expect the appearance of familiar Houses in the Realm which we got to see in GoT (Stark, Baratheon Lannister, etc), and discover new ones (Valeryon, Strong, Hightower, etc). The House of the Dragon shall reveal the times in Westeros during a Targaryen-led era.

HBO also announced that the series is renewed for another season. The House of the Dragon is available weekly on HBO Go every Monday, at 9am PH time.


Alex M. Sevilla, Tollways Development and Engineering. Alex adores sunsets and day breaks, flowers, and rain. She believes you are what you love.


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