House of the Dragon will take place over two hundred years before the events of Game of Thrones, following the tumultuous and fiery lives of the Targaryen family who, at the time the series takes place, are still serving as the rulers of Westeros. The series is based on a book written by A Song of Ice and Fire author George RR Martin called Fire & Blood.
Audiences of Game of Thrones, which is based on the A Song of Ice and Fire series, already got a glimpse of the destruction and mayhem the Targaryens are capable of when Game of Thrones. The lone and rightful heiress of the Targaryens, Daenerys Targaryen, wrought death and destruction in King’s Landing before her own death.
Martin’s book Fire & Blood, which serves as a companion to the larger book series, is not a novel, but rather a history of the Targaryen dynasty. House of the Dragon will transform this story into a narrative, taking a closer look at one of the most mysterious aspects of Game of Thrones.
Matt Smith will play Prince Daemon Targaryen, the younger brother of King Viseys and heir to his throne. He is a decorated warrior and rider of dragons. He is joined by Emma D’Arcy, Paddy Considine and Eve Best, who play major Targaryen characters. Also joining the cast are Milly Alcock, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Emily Carey, Harry Collett, Ryan Corr, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Wil Johnson, John Macmillan, Graham McTavish, Ewan Mitchell, Theo Nate, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson, Phia Saban, Gavin Spokes, Savannah Steyn, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, Rhys Ifans, and Olivia Cooke.
A new poster for the series was also released today, showing the series release date in front of two dragon eyes looking directly at the viewer. In the foreground is a well-known dragon egg from the Game of Thrones series cracking open, with bright light shining from the cracks, signaling the rebirth of the epic fantasy saga.
House of the Dragon will premiere on HBO on August 21. It will also be available to watch on HBO Max. Until then, though, it might be a good time to rewatch Game of Thrones, which is available to stream on HBO Max.
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