HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Composer Explains Why The Prequel Series Uses GAME OF THRONES' Theme Song

House of the Dragon begins each episode with the same theme once used by Game of Thrones...the question is, why? Well, composer Ramin Djawadi has now explained why both shows share that piece of music.

Game of Thrones' opening credits always gave fans something to talk about, primarily because they would usually change to reflect what was happening in the show. There was a lot of excitement about what House of the Dragon would deliver on that front, and while the credits are visually impressive, viewers were shocked to hear the show use the exact same theme as its predecessor! 

Composer Ramin Djawadi has lent his talents to both shows, and while some were quick to dismiss the decision to keep the same music as laziness, there is a good reason for them sharing the same theme.

"I think that’s a good example of tying back the old material with the new," he tells IGN (via SFFGazette.com). "As a franchise to just connect all of these stories together."

"In the original main title, we always looked at and thought of it as an overarching theme that connects all of the characters and the journey and the adventures of this universe. So we felt it would be appropriate to connect it with this main title theme again."

Of course, just because the main theme remains the same doesn't mean Djawadi isn't creating new music for the ambitious spinoff. "Melodically I’m starting completely from scratch, but sonically I’m drawing back from the original score," he explains. "There are certain sounds that I will use that I would have used with the Targaryens in the past."

It's a unique approach, but certainly not one that's negatively impacted House of the Dragon in any way. The events of this series are obviously closely tied to Game of Thrones, so certain sounds carrying over is no different to what we've seen from the Star Wars franchise as it's expanded in recent years across film, television, and video games.

We're intrigued to see what future spinoffs, prequels, and sequels have planned, but we'd be lying if we said that Game of Thrones doesn't generate a certain level of excitement each week with House of the Dragon!

What are your thoughts on both shows sharing the same theme? Let us know in the comments section.

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