Fans of dragons should rejoice, as HBO has confirmed that it is developing a Game of Thrones prequel series called ‘House of the Dragon,’ which will focus on the Targaryen family. The broadcaster first confirmed the news shortly after confirming that another planned prequel series based on the Age of Heroes and starring Naomi Watts had been cancelled.
George R. R. Martin and Ryan J. Condal’s House of the Dragon is a planned American fantasy drama television series. It is based on Martin’s 2018 novel Fire & Blood and is a prequel to the television series Game of Thrones. When the producers announced that a new prequel was in the works, fans were ecstatic and began demanding that it be released as soon as possible, among other things.
We now have a clearer idea of what to expect from the most eagerly awaited series. Here, in the section below, we have revealed everything learned thus far regarding House of the Dragon.
House of the Dragon: Release Date
So far, the show’s creators have not made an official hard release date for the television series. In the teaser video, HBO says that the show’s ten episodes will broadcast in 2022. The creators may bring the series back based on its popularity and ratings, and if it receives an official release date, it will most likely premiere in the first half of 2022 or at the end of the same year.
Until the creators of this series publicly declare something definite about this, these are merely speculations. Until then, it is a waiting game for all of us. Do Keep checking this area since we might update it whenever the producers drop off any latest information.
House of the Dragon: Cast
The showrunners of this television drama series have not yet announced an official release date or confirmed a cast list for the upcoming season. Thus we do not have a cast list to share with you.
As it is believed that the season will be renewed in the next few years, we can expect to see many of the cast members from the previous season return for the current season. Additionally, we will have more fresh faces on the cast list. We have compiled a list of some of the show’s most important characters. Check the list below.
- Paddy Considine as King Viserys I Targaryen
- Jaehaerys I Targaryen as king
- Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen
- Milly Alcock as young Rhaenyra Targaryen
- Olivia Cooke as Lady Alicent Hightower
- Emily Carey as young Alicent Hightower
- Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen
- Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower
- Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon
- Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon
- King Jaehaerys as ruler of the Seven Kingdoms
House of the Dragon: Plot
As of now, the makers have not disclosed the compact plot for the series. Nevertheless, the promotional video for ‘House of the Dragon’ reveals that the story takes 200 years before Game of Thrones, which is offering fans a chance to see House Targaryen at its peak where the mighty rulers of Westeros with several Targaryens are still alive and over many dragons still alive.
The conflicts between Rhaenyra, Daemon and Alicent’s family were also revealed in the teaser. The teaser is presented by Matt Smith’s Daemon, who chillingly explains that the dragons are what made the Targaryens powerful, indicating that whoever controls the majority of the creatures has a better chance of winning the deadly civil war.
Although both Rhaenyra and Alicent are played by younger actors, House of the Dragon will travel back in time to explore their youth. It might give the characters a lot more history before things take a dramatic turn in adulthood. It is also possible that the show may go into further detail about the family’s past, which could help explain Daenerys’ transformation into the Mad Queen. Still, this seems prediction only, and these speculations could vanish once makers reveal the official plotline.
House of the Dragon: Trailer
The showrunners released a first look teaser in October 2021. The trailer, on the other hand, has yet to be released, so fans will have to wait a little longer. Fans may catch a glimpse of the teaser for the series on YouTube and a variety of other outlets. Still, we assure you that if the producers of this show release a trailer, we will most likely be back to you with the official trailer. Stay in touch with us for more interesting buzz and news reports.