Ready to return to Westeros? The very first House of the Dragon trailer dropped today, and it gave fans a brief glimpse of what is to come in the Game of Thrones prequel.
Set 200 years before the start of Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon is centered around the story of House Targaryen, the line of kings that ruled Westeros before Robert Baratheon took the throne. The show is based on one of George RR Martin’s most recent books, Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History).
The House of the Dragon trailer doesn’t give away much, but fans can catch a glimpse of the star-studded, white-haired cast along with sword fights, jousting, and, of course, the Iron Throne. The mantra “Gods, kings, fire, and blood. Dreams didn’t make us kings – dragons did.” can be heard in the voice-over, and it ends with a release window of 2022.
The cast includes Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, and Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower. The project is co-created by George R.R. Martin and Colony’s Ryan Condal and is being produced and directed by Miguel Sapochnik, the brilliant mind behind fan-favorite Game of Thrones episodes like “The Battle of the Bastards” and “The Long Night”.
House of the Dragon is set to release on HBO and HBO Max during 2022, but an exact release window has not been announced. Until then, all eight seasons of Game of Thrones are available for your streaming pleasure on HBO Max.
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