HBO has unleashed the first trailer for House of the Dragon, the Game of Thrones prequel coming out in 2022.
The trailer doesn’t reveal too much but shows us a series of pictures of Targaryen family members – the core of the new show – as well as a mantra of sorts: “Gods, kings, fire, and blood. Dreams didn’t make us kings – dragons did.” Of course, along the way we see the Iron Throne, jousts, sword fights, lots of bright white hair (the Targaryen trademark), and just the hint of a dragon.
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Set around 200 years before the original series, the show will tell the story of House Targaryen, the line of kings that ruled Westeros before Robert Barratheon took the throne and, eventually, kicked off the events of Game of Thrones.
The show highlights a star-studded cast, including Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, and Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower. Co-created by George R.R. Martin and Colony’s Ryan Condal and from executive producer and director Miguel Sapochnik (who directed many iconic Game of Thrones episodes including “The Battle of the Bastards” and “The Long Night”), House of the Dragon will air on HBO and HBO Max.