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Did House Of The Dragon Episode 1 Already Hint At Another Spin-Off?

"House of the Dragon" wasted no time introducing audiences to a vast array of new characters, and the premiere episode was an instantly riveting affair from start to finish. The first chapter in the critically acclaimed "Game of Thrones" spinoff (via Rotten Tomatoes) kicked off several intriguing storylines fans will not want to miss, and the initial entry could have hinted at another spinoff that has been reported to be in the works.

No matter the century, one thing that remains consistent in Westeros is that people are always fighting over the Iron Throne. The only difference in the "House of the Dragon" is that there are more flying, fire-breathing beasts in the mix this time around. Set 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), the show will give fans a look at the world of "Game of Thrones" back when platinum blonde Targaryens ruled it all and dragons were all the rage. And in traditional "GOT" fashion, the new HBO series will expand the lore even further with thought-provoking insights and engaging exposition.

With the first episode piling on the new information so quickly, even the most die-hard fans will find it difficult to catch every little detail that the first season of "House of the Dragon" puts out, and there will most assuredly be some intriguing clues about what's to come that viewers might have missed. But there very well could have been a hint subtly dropped that may very well have been a nod to another spin-off that fans would definitely want to see.

The spin-off 10,000 ships may have been hinted at in House of the Dragon

At the 11:30 mark in Season 1, Episode 1 ("The Heirs of the Dragon"), Lady Alicent Hightower (Emily Carey) and Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Milly Alcock) are heard discussing the account of the warrior queen Nymeria. In the scene, Princess Rhaenyra acts as if she isn't familiar with the epic story until it is later revealed that she knows the tale very well. Nymeria has already been an inspiring figure for Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) in "Game of Thrones," and now it seems she will be a force of motivation during the Targaryen princess's succession to the Iron Throne. But there may be more to that little tidbit of information.

The cleverly hidden easter egg could be subtly prepping fans for the "10,000 ships" spinoff. There haven't been many updates from the series other than the report in March 2021 that writer Amanda Segal has been chosen to pen the exciting affair (via Variety). Nymeria's story follows her people, the Rhoynar, who are forced to set out on the titular fleet in search of a new home after losing a war in Essos. After a long, arduous journey, they land in Dorne, where Nymeria impresses Mors Martell on the battlefield, leading to them forming an alliance and uniting Dorne in Nymeria's War. While it's probably safe to say the "10,000 ships" series could be a long way, Nymeria's legend coming to life on the small screen definitely sounds like something "Game of Thrones" and "House of the Dragon" enthusiasts would not want to miss.