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HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon’ Officially Begins Production

See snap from show's first socially distanced table read; long-awaited prequel series, based on George R. R. Martin’s 2018 book, ‘Fire & Blood,’ follows the fiery exploits of the oft-mad House Targaryen.

House of the Dragon has taken flight! The long-awaited prequel series about the fiery exploits of the oft-mad House Targaryen has begun production as scheduled. The official Dragon Twitter account dropped a sneak peek of the first (socially distanced) table read, and we can just make out some familiar masked faces.

A keen X-ray eye will recognize Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, Emma D'Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, and Steve Toussaint as The Sea Snake.

The upcoming HBO series, based on George R. R. Martin’s 2018 book “Fire & Blood,” will focus on the rise and fall of House Targaryen, set approximately 300-400 years before the events of Game of Thrones.

While many GoT spinoffs have been announced or already died in action, House of the Dragon will fly into living rooms everywhere on HBO Max in 2022.

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