Do you have a taste for fantasy series in addition to House of the Dragon and The Rings of Power? Then you will certainly benefit from these tips.
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Fantasy series: if you want more besides House of the Dragon and The Rings of Power
The various streaming services compete against each other for your attention and they do so with huge budgets. HBO Max tries it with a prequel to the unprecedentedly popular Game of Thrones. Making the first season of this House of the Dragon cost around 200 million dollars.
Amazon is going a little over that, because its new series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (also a prequel) costs a whopping $ 60 million per episode.
Besides the fact that both series cost a lot and both are prequels, they have something in common: they are fantasy series! That is still a relatively small genre on the streaming services, but apparently there is a lot of interest.
Are you therefore more interested in dragons, elves, heroes, magic and adventure in addition to House of the Dragon and The Rings of Power? Be sure to check out the following titles.
The Witcher (Netflix)
The Witcher is a familiar name to many. Possibly because of the popular games, which are based on a series of popular Polish books. These books tell about Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter with special powers.
The Netflix adaptation of The Witcher offers a dark fantasy series with a lot of scary monsters. The show is mainly carried by the charming Henry Cavill in the lead role, but the rich source material also makes the world a fascinating place to live episodes in for a long time. Full of interesting locations, characters and political intrigue.
Game of Thrones (HBO Max)
Of course Game of Thrones should be on this list. There has never been a fantasy series as popular as this one. Game of Thrones is the reason streaming services are now putting so much money into fantasy series.
Although the last season has left a sour taste on many, this is a special series that is very worthwhile if you enjoy House of the Dragon now. Take a peek into the future, where the Iron Throne is still being battled in a rich fantasy world.
The Sandman (Netflix)
The Sandman is different from the other series in this list, but definitely belongs here. Neil Gaiman wrote the beloved comic book series The Sandman which has now been made into a movie by Netflix.
This series tells of the king of dreams who is imprisoned for a hundred years. Once he is released, it turns out that a lot is wrong in his kingdom and our world. The series features characters such as Death, Despair, and Desire, who each have their own role on Earth.
Shadow and Bone (Netflix)
Based on books by author Eric Heisserer, Shadow and Bone tells the story of a world split hundreds of years ago by a shadow wall full of scary monsters. In this world there are people with special powers called Grishna.
Main character Alina Starkov is such a Grishna, but she did not know that at all. Her strength turns out to be so special that she has to visit the king. Because maybe she can destroy the shadow wall and bring peace again.
The Wheel of Time (Amazon Prime Video)
Do you now have a Prime Video subscription for The Rings of Power? Then you can also watch The Wheel of Time, also based on a series of popular books. The series follows Moiraine, a woman with magical powers who searches for a possible reincarnation of the Dragon: someone who will break or save the world from ultimate evil.
His Dark Materials (HBO Max)
And if you now have HBO Max for House of the Dragon, you can go to His Dark Materials. You already expect it: this series is also based on popular books. This time it’s about a world in which everyone has an animal companion. There you follow the young Lyra, who not only plays the hero in this world but also ends up in other worlds. Including ours.
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