With a new show about the Targaryens starring Paddy Considine and Matt Smith, George RR Martin and Ryan Condal are bringing us back to Westeros.
House of the Dragon is finally coming our way, with an August release date set.
Last year, a first-look video for the Game of Thrones prequel was released, displaying the show’s look and feel, as well as a new design for the iconic Iron Throne.
A new trailer for House of the Dragon has appeared, hinting at the upcoming brutal Targaryen civil war.
The Iron Throne is occupied by King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine), but his wicked brother Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith), his daughter Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy), Hand of the King Ser Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans), and his daughter Lady Alicent Hightower are all vying for control over who should succeed him (Olivia Cooke).
House of the Dragon looks to be a fitting sequel to Game of Thrones, with dragons, brutality, swords, and dark plots.
The following is a comprehensive guide to House of the Dragon.
The release date of House of the Dragon
On August 21, 2022, House of the Dragon will debut.
Fans will be ecstatic to learn that we’ll be back in George RR Martin’s universe in just a few months.
We also know where in the UK the 10-part series will air. Following the launch of House of the Dragon, Sky Atlantic, the same network that broadcast Game of Thrones, has extended its contract with HBO. The concert will, of course, be available Now.
You can catch up on Game of Thrones seasons 1 through 8 on Amazon Prime today or on NOW when it becomes available. Seasons 1-8 are also available on DVD for £99.99 through Amazon.
What is the story behind the House of the Dragon?
House of the Dragon is set during the “Dance of the Dragons,” a civil conflict between Targaryen family members that occurred two centuries before Martin and HBO’s Game of Thrones. Because they are the rulers of Westeros when House begins, their demise had far-reaching consequences, which this new season will explore in greater depth.
Despite the fact that House of the Dragon is a canonical Game of Thrones prequel, adapting material from hundreds of years before the events depicted in the original series, the show’s creative team has stated that it will have its own identity and tone that will evolve and emerge over the course of the series. (For more information, see The Game of Thrones Prequel Will Have Its Own Unique Tone.)
To put it another way, the programme will include all of the political manoeuvring, explicit bloodshed, and enormous CGI dragons that Game of Thrones fans have come to anticipate, but it will still make sense to viewers who haven’t seen the original series.
House of the Dragon is unlikely to include gratuitous violence against women, which has been a source of controversy in the past.
Who is responsible for the production of House of the Dragon?
Ryan Condal, a producer and screenwriter renowned for the TV series Colony and the film Rampage, and George R.R. Martin, the author of the books that inspired Game of Thrones, are the co-creators of House of the Dragon. The showrunners are Condal and Miguel Sapochnik, who helmed six episodes of Game of Thrones, including the Emmy-nominated “Battle of the Bastards.” (Learn more: Go Behind the Scenes of Last Night’s Incredible Game of Thrones Battle.)
Martin stated on his personal blog in December 2021 that he had seen a rough version of the first episode and that he like it. “It’s dark, forceful, visceral,” he remarked. “Ryan and Miguel have done an incredible job, and the cast… like GAME OF THRONES, most people will only recognise a few of the performers, but I believe you will fall in love with a lot of them.”
Ramin Djawadi, the Emmy-winning composer for Game of Thrones and Westworld, will create the series’ music.
David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, the creators of Game of Thrones, are not participating in House of the Dragon, much to the delight of many fans.
Is the movie House of the Dragon in the works?
In April of 2021, the show began filming. Filming is now taking place in England, with locations in Iceland, Morocco, and Croatia. In May 2021, HBO revealed photographs from the set.
What are the cast members? What characters are they portraying?
King Viserys Targaryen is played by Paddy Considine, a compassionate man selected by the lords of Westeros to lead.
Alicent Hightower is the daughter of the Hand of the King, and Olivia Cooke (from Ready Player One) plays her.
Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, played by Emma D’Arcy, is the king’s firstborn child and the next ruler of the seven kingdoms, as chosen by him.
Matt Smith (the Eleventh Doctor) is Prince Daemon Targaryen, King Viserys I’s the younger brother and would-be successor to the throne as the King’s closest male relative—if he didn’t end up siding with his niece in the upcoming civil war.
Corlys Velaryon, dubbed “The Sea Snake,” is the lord of a Valyrian bloodline that dates back to House Targaryen. Steve Toussaint plays him.
Eve Best is Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, the wife of Lord Corlys Velaryon. She is regarded as “The Queen Who Never Was” since she was passed up for the throne in favour of her cousin Viserys.
The King’s Hand is played by Rhys Ifans.
Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel, Milly Alcock, Emily Carey, Ryan Corr, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Graham McTavish, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson, Gavin Spokes, and Ewan Mitchell are among the rest of the cast members.
What is the best way to watch House of the Dragon?
The show will air on HBO and be accessible on-demand on HBO Max. Subscriptions are required for both.
What other Game of Thrones series are being developed?
HBO Max is said to be working on at least three animated episodes set in George R.R. Martin‘s “A Song of Ice and Fire” universe, one of which will centre on the Golden Empire of Yi Ti.
HBO was developing a prequel series starring Naomi Watts and set thousands of years before the first episode. HBO cancelled the show after shooting a pilot and finishing post-production. Several additional suspected Game of Thrones projects appear to have been scrapped or are still in the works.