Inspired by George R. R. Martin’s 2018 book ‘Fire & Blood,’ the highly anticipated prequel to the iconic ‘Game of Throne’ series debuts Sunday, August 21 on HBO and HBO Max.
From April 2011 to May 2019, we had something to look forward to in our lives that had meaning – the riveting and bloody machinations of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Then, the void came. Now 2+ years and a pandemic later, HBO’s new 10-episode Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon, is set to premiere Sunday, August 21. The show will be available on HBO Max as well. And we rejoice at the idea of another set of bloodthirsty GoT world characters.
Based on George R. R. Martin’s 2018 book “Fire & Blood,” the new series is set 200 years before the events of the Emmy Award-winning GoT fantasy series and tells the tale of the House Targaryen’s 200+ year dynastic rise in Westeros.
HBO has released a teaser trailer - a haunting look at the ominous drama and political intrigue behind the birth of House of Targaryen… and of course, the dragon!
The series stars Paddy Considine; Matt Smith; Olivia Cooke; Emma D’Arcy; Steve Toussaint; Eve Best; Sonoya Mizuno; Fabien Frankel; and Rhys Ifans.
Additional cast includes Milly Alcock; Bethany Antonia; Phoebe Campbell; Emily Carey; Harry Collett; Ryan Corr; Tom Glynn-Carney; Jefferson Hall; David Horovitch; Wil Johnson; John Macmillan; Graham McTavish; Ewan Mitchell; Theo Nate; Matthew Needham; Bill Paterson; Phia Saban; Gavin Spokes; and Savannah Steyn.
VFX houses on the series include MPC Episodic and Pixomondo.
House of the Dragon is co-created, and executive produced by Martin and Ryan Condal, who is also the co-showrunner and writer. Miguel Sapochnik serves as the co-showrunner / director of the pilot and additional episodes / executive producer. Sara Hess serves as executive producer and writer; Vince Gerardis, Ron Schmidt, and Jocelyn Diaz serve as executive producers. Directors include Clare Kilner, Geeta V. Patel, and Greg Yaitanes, who are also co-executive producers.