Gods, kings, fire, and blood. This is the monologue that sets the tone for the teaser trailer of the much-anticipated Game of Thrones spin off, House of the Dragon.
In a dark, intriguing display, Game of Thrones die-hards are invited to step into one of their favourite worlds once again – 200 years before the fall of the throne.
Take a peak into the House of the Dragon below
If the teaser has your dragon ears piqued, you might be curious to know a little more about the adventure you’ll be embarking on.
From the minds of Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin and co-creator Ryan Condol, House of the Dragon was hatched. Fictionally, the tellings are based on the writings of Martin Targaryen in the form of a history book titled Fire & Blood, House of the Dragon.
The release date is admittedly ambiguous, but we know it’s going to be sometime in 2022 as per HBO programming president Casey Bloys. Publication Esquire has dropped hints that it’ll likely be released in the second half of next year, largely due to COVID-19 bashing production progress.
“Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen — the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria—took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire and Blood begins its tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart,” George R.R Martin’s website notes. The story will be told in 10 episodes.
The creative landscape utilised Penzance, in Cornwall, England to bring the spin-off to life.
- Emma D’Arcy plays Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Viserys’s daughter
- Matt Smith takes on the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen
- Olivia Cooke shines as Alicent Hightower
- Steve Toussaint, from Doctor Who, brings the role of Lord Corlys Velaryon, the Sea Snake to life
- Eve Best plays Princess Rhaenys Velaryon
- Rhys Ifans from Notting Hill takes on Otto Hightower’s character
- Sonoya Mizuno portrays Mysaria
- Fabien Frankel is Ser Criston Cole
- Emily Carey from Wonder Woman plays the young Alicent Hightower
While it might seem yonks away, at the very least we can count on this GoT spin-off to actually happen. 2022, please hurry on over!