HBO has finally dropped the trailer for House of the Dragons, a prequel series to Game of Thrones. The highly anticipated series will explore the Targaryens, their dragons and the Iron Throne. House of the Dragon premiers on HBO Max on August 21, 2022.
Like the main series, House of the Dragon is based on George R.R. Martin’s 2018 book Fire and Blood, a companion to the A Song of Ice and Fire which served as the source material for Game of Thrones.
What’s the plot for House of the Dragon?
The prequel series is set 200 years before the events of the Game of Thrones and will focus on the rise and fall of House Targaryen. The prequel series was announced shortly after the conclusion of the main series and will explore the internal strife between the Targaryen family for the Iron Throne.
House of the Dragon will consist of ten episodes like the original series with showrunners Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal. The trailer featured a glimpse of several locations from the main series that bring back nostalgic bittersweet memories. Irrespective of how the series turns out to be, it’s certainly going to be a trip down memory lane for Westeros fans.
After the rather disastrous ending of Game of Thrones, the spinoff show will have an uphill battle to win back old fans from the show. HBO will be counting on the series to recapture some emotions behind Game of Thrones, the fantasy series which earned around $1 billion in revenue during it’s eight year run.
Interestingly, series creator George R.R. Martin has given his sign of approval for the series, applauding the character performances and action-packed drama that the series presents.
House of the Dragon stars Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen, Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, and Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria.