HBO has confirmed about its new upcoming project that the series Game of Thrones: House of The Dragon will be aired in 2022.
This series is a Game of Thrones spinoff inspired by George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood novel. The story is going to be based 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen. It’s said to drive up to and finally chronicle the house’s civil war, known as the legendary Dance of the Dragons, which was “a massive civil war in the Seven Kingdoms held between two rival branches of House Targaryen.”
This story was originally told in Game of Thrones Season 5 when young Shireen Baratheon read a book about the Targaryen dispute and explained the war to her father Stannis:
“It’s the story of the fight between Rhaenyra Targaryen and her half-brother Aegon for control over the Seven Kingdoms. Both of them thought they belonged on the Iron Throne. When people started declaring for one of them or the other, their fight divided the kingdoms in two. Brothers fought brothers, dragons fought dragons. By the time it was over, thousands were dead. And it was a disaster for the Targaryens as well. They never truly recovered.”
There will be ten episodes total in the first season of the show.
House of the Dragon will star Paddy Considine as Viserys Targaryen, Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, and Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower.