The Dragon has finally taken off, as the network officially drops the first sneak peek of its ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel that follows the Targaryen’s rise to power in Westeros.
Before the mad king, before the Baratheon Rebellion, and before Daenerys, Tyrion, and Cersei were playing the Game of Thrones, there was house Targaryen conquering Westeros on the backs of Dragons. Based on George R. R. Martin’s 2018 book “Fire & Blood,” HBO’s new Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon, takes place 200 years before the events of the Emmy Award-winning GoT fantasy series and tells the tale of the Targaryen’s 200+ year dynastic rise in Westeros.
This sneak peek gives us little tastes of the high fantasy drama that we’ve come to expect from GoT— sword fights, jousting and political intrigue— so fans can expect a wild ride on the back of this dragon while watching the Targaryen’s claw their way to power through “Fire and Blood.”
The trailer features the highly acclaimed series’ first official footage, which contains several previously announced cast members in addition to the following newly revealed cast:
- Wil Johnson as Ser Vaemond Velaryon - Younger brother to Coryls Velaryon and commander in the Velaryon navy
- John Macmillan as Ser Laenor Velaryon - Son of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen.
- Savannah Steyn as Lady Laena Velayron - Daughter of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen.
- Theo Nate as Ser Laenor Velaryon - Son of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen.
Production for the series started in 2021 and while there is no official release date yet—we should see the Targaryen’s dragons land on HBO and HBO Max sometime in 2022.
House of the Dragon is co-created and executive produced by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal, who is also the co-showrunner. Miguel Sapochnik serves as the co-showrunner / director of the pilot and additional episodes / executive producer. Vince Gerardis, Ron Schmidt, and Sara Hess serve as executive producers. Hess is also one of the show’s writers. Directors include Clare Kilner, Geeta V. Patel, and Greg Yaitanes, who also co-executive produces.
Source: HBO Max