HBO Unveils New Trailer for ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel, ‘House of the Dragon’

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House of the Dragon Trailer
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Get ready Game of Thrones fans, HBO has debuted the trailer for its GoT prequel, House of the Dragon. Fans are going crazy over the newest entry into the franchise, which will debut next year. Let’s break down everything you saw in the trailer…

Game Of Thrones – 200 Years Before

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That’s right! The new Game of Thrones prequel will debut in less than a year. And now, you can watch the trailer for the prequel, House of the Dragon, to see how many hints at the story you can spot. For those who don’t know, House of the Dragon will take place 200 years before the original Game of Thrones series. As the name suggests, the show will cover the history of House Targaryen, namely the Targaryen civil war, known as the “Dance of the Dragons.”

So far, fans know very little about the prequel series, outside the fact that it will have ten episodes. Meanwhile, HBO has confirmed that it will launch in 2022 in both America and Europe. However, the new trailer unleashed some new details about the show. It begins with a voiceover from Matt Smith’s character, Prince Daemon Targaryen speaks. “Gods, kings, fire and blood. Dreams didn’t make us kings — dragons did,” he says.

To keep the details of House of the Dragon a secret, the majority of the trailer simply shows close-ups of the ensemble cast. No dragons – at least not yet! While fans know that production will focus on author George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, per an announcement HBO released on April 26. Still, since the company is so strict on secrets, fans don’t know how closely the show will stick to the book.

We do know one thing, however – the cast!

The Cast of House Of The Dragon

House of the Dragon Trailer
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While many cast members of House of the Dragon had been announced, HBO released the names of several more actors after debuting the trailer. Without a doubt, the show will have one of the most incredible casts ever. Of course, there will be newcomers like Emma D’Arcy, Sonoya Mizuno, Emily Carey, and Matthew Needham. However, the show will also include some of the biggest names of the time, like Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, Paddy Considine, and Rhys Ifans.

Fans seem most excited for Cooke and Considine’s character. Cooke will portray Lady Alicent Hightower, “the daughter of Otto Hightower, raised in the Red Keep and part of the king’s inner circle. Known as the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms.” Meanwhile, Considine will play the legendary King Viserys I Targaryen. HBO describes the King of the Seven Kingdoms as “a warm, kind and decent man,” which almost guarantees a fall from grace. After all, what Game of Thrones shown would be complete without the corruption of a good character?

Sadly for hungry fans, House of the Dragon would’ve come out sooner if COVID-19 had not disrupted entertainment shooting all across the world. Now, thankfully, things are back on track, and House of the Dragon will debut in 2022. So get ready!

Sources: HBO, IndieWire, Variety