Fire and Blood Reign in the New Dragon-Filled "House of the Dragon" Promo
Get ready to be reunited with the Targaryens, because HBO's "Game of Thrones" spinoff series is almost here. Ahead of "House of the Dragon"'s premiere, HBO dropped a new teaser for the series on Aug. 18, and it shows off the series's many, many dragons.
HBO released the full trailer for the new series on July 20, and it's jam-packed with political intrigue, frightening battles, and, of course, dragons. The trailer previews the series's main conflict: who will succeed King Viserys I (Paddy Considine) on the Iron Throne? He could pick his daughter Princess Rhaenyra (Emma D'Arcy), but a woman has never served before. Or he could pick his brother Prince Daemon (Matt Smith), but then he would betray his daughter.
The series released a teaser back on May 5, and the fiery clip teased that the show will recall the story of House Targaryen amid a major civil war that changed the course of the family's history forever. "What is this brief, mortal life if not the pursuit of legacy?" a voice-over asks in the short trailer. Another adds: "History does not remember blood. It remembers names."
Set 200 years before the Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen era in "Game of Thrones," "House of the Dragon" is based on George R. R. Martin's 2018 novel "Fire & Blood." The show will chronicle the rise and fall of the troubled Targaryen dynasty. Following the massive success of its parent series, "House of the Dragon" has been in development for a while at HBO, with the announcement of the show first dropping during WarnerMedia's HBO Max presentation in October 2019.
Before "House of the Dragon" arrives, get caught up on everything we know about the series so far, including the cast, plot, release date, and trailers.
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"House of the Dragon" Cast
"House of the Dragon"'s core cast has a stacked list of actors, including Paddy Considine, Emmy D'Arcy, Matt Smith, Rhys Ifans, Olivia Cooke, Fabien Frankel, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, and Sonoya Mizuno. Other names who round out the cast include Ryan Corr, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Graham McTavish, Matthew Needham, Bill Patterson, and Gavin Spokes.
"House of the Dragon" Plot
HBO hasn't detailed the exact plot for "House of the Dragon," but the logline for the 10-episode series notes that the prequel is set 200 years before the events that occur in "Game of Thrones" and tells the story of House Targaryen.
"House of the Dragon" Release Date
"House of the Dragon" premieres on HBO on Aug. 21.