House of the Dragon, HBO’s planned Game of Thrones prequel series, has received a new teaser and several character posters.
With recognisable family names vowing fealty to the Targaryen line, the new video provides us a fresh glimpse at a very different Westeros. We also get a glimpse of a dragon (and a dragon’s egg), as well as indications at the coming struggle between the royal family and others.
The programme is due to launch on August 21, and the last trailer was released in October of last year, so this is the most we’ve seen from it in a long time.
Each Poster of the House of the Dragon: Game of Thrones Prequel features a single character.
From Matt Smith’s Prince Daemon Targaryen (“Prince of the City”) to Sonoya Mizuno’s Mysaria, each poster features a single character, with the show’s Twitter account providing a character name and a brief description for each (“Confidante to Daemon Targaryen”).
The 10-episode first season, based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, will tell the story of the Targaryen family, who ruled Westeros before the events of Game of Thrones. Set 200 years before the events of the show, it will depict the start of the Targaryen reign’s collapse, culminating in a civil war amongst family members – and the apparent death of dragons in the fictional world.
Paddy Considine, Emma D’arcy, Olivia Cooke, Steve Toussaint, Rhys Ifans, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Milly Alcock, Emily Carey, Graham McTavish, and others join Smith and Mizuno in the cast.
It’s not the only Game of Thrones spin-off in development. George R.R. Martin updated fans in March on a number of live-action and animated projects set in the Game of Thrones universe, including The Sea Snake, 10,000 Ships, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, The Golden Empire, and others.