George R.R. Martin Hopes the Lord of the Rings series is good—but not better than House of the Dragon.

The Game of Thrones creator shared his honest thoughts on the two shows, which are set to air simultaneously this September, telling The Independent, “I know a lot of articles, the minute the dates were announced, it’s: ‘Oh, the battle for fantasy supremacy. It’s Rings of Power versus House of DragonWho will win? “I don’t understand why they have to do this.”

Martin said he wants both shows to “succeed,” but added, “I’m competitive enough. I wish we could succeed more. We can win seven Emmys if they win six, which I believe they will, which I hope is the case.

Game of Thrones, based on Martin’s books, aired its final season on HBO in 2019 but will be revived via the prequel series House of the DragonIn August. August. Lord of the RingsFilms that are based upon J.R.R. TolkienLast time a new installment was aired in 2014, it was from’s Books.

Martin, in general, is happy to see fantasy get its recognition. Game of ThronesHas a new dragon to conquer. He said that it was good for fantasy.