Thanks to HBO, we have an exclusive from the forthcoming Season 7 Blu-ray/DVD set. This animated featurette, one of many included with the set (more on that below), gives fans a look at the Dragonpit’s dark history with narration from Conleth Hill (Varys) and Anton Lesser (Qyburn). Using details from the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series as well as our own The World of Ice and Fire, it’s a fun piece that covers its creation to its final fate:
HBO has also sent out some expanded/revised details on the the full compliment of extras included with the season set. You can read that below!
Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms
From the Game of Thrones realm comes the never-before-seen story of the tumultuous events that shaped the world of Westeros for thousands of years before the series start.
Cast members Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Pilou Asbaek (Euron Greyjoy), Conleth Hill (Varys), Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger), and Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen) team up to narrate Game of Thrones: Conquest & Rebellion, an animated telling of Aegon Targaryen’s attempts to conquer the Seven Kingdoms, written by show writer Dave Hill.
True to the “Fire and Blood” words of House Targaryen, rivers, fields and skies turn red as Aegon sets out on his brave and bloody conquest to defeat the seven reigning families that made up the realm—an impossible feat were it not for Aegon’s possession of the most feared and ferocious weapons in all of Westeros: Dragons.
The perfect primer for newcomers to Game of Thrones and devotees alike, Game of Thrones: Conquest & Rebellion is replete with the melting castles, fields of fire, swordfights and sorcery fans have come to expect from the largest show on television.
From Imagination to Reality: Inside the Art Department
Extensive two-part featurette detailing the astonishing work of Production Designer Deborah Riley and her Art Department, dissecting the process behind the creation of this season’s incredible new sets, including Dragonstone, Casterly Rock, Highgarden, the Dragonpit, and more.
Fire & Steel: Creating the Invasion of Westeros
Revisit this season’s most pivotal moments with this behind-the-scenes featurette, including interviews with key cast and crew breaking down how fans’ favorite moments were created.
The Dragonpit, Narrated by Conleth Hill (Varys) and Anton Lesser (Qyburn)
The Citadel, Narrated by John Bradley (Samwell Tarly)
Casterly Rock, Narrated by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister)
Highgarden, Narrated by James Faulkner (Randyll Tarly)
The Golden Company, Narrated by Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont)
Prophecies of the Known World, Narrated by John Bradley (Samwell Tarly)
The Hand of the King, Narrated by Aiden Gillen (Littlefinger)
The Rains of Castamere, Narrated by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister)
Director Jeremy Podeswa, Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), and John Bradley (Samwell Tarly)
Episode 2 (2 commentaries)
Co-Executive Producer & Writer Bryan Cogman , Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy), Prosthetics Supervisor Barrie Gower, Stunt Coordinator Rowley Irlam
Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy), Jacob Anderson (Greyworm), and Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei)
Executive Producer Bernadette Caulfield, Production Designer Deborah Riley, and Costume Designer Michele Clapton
Episode 4 (2 commentaries)
Director Matt Shakman, Director of Photography Rob McLachlan, Special Effects Supervisor Sam Conway, and Camera Operator Chris Plevin
Producer Chris Newman, Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Bauer, and Visual Effects Producer Steve Kullback
Episode 5 (2 commentaries)
Director Matt Shakman, Writer Dave Hill, and Director of Photography Rob McLachlan
Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth) and Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont)
Director Alan Taylor, Director of Photography Jonathan Freeman, Camera Operators Sean Savage and David Morgan
Episode 7 (2 commentaries)
Executive Producers/Writers David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) and Kit Harrington (Jon Snow)
Director Jeremy Podeswa and Director of Photography Greg Middleton