Fire and Blood Reign in the New Dragon-Filled "House of the Dragon" Promo
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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.
Sign up for HBO Max now to watch "House of the Dragon" when it premieres on Aug. 21, 2022.