The trailer doesn’t reveal much, but shows us a series of images of members of the Targaryen family – the heart of the new series – as well as some sort of mantra: “Gods, kings, fire and blood.” Dreams didn’t. make us kings – the dragons did it. Of course, along the way we see the Iron Throne, jousting, sword fights, lots of shiny white hair (the Targaryen mark), and just a hint of the dragon.
– HBO Max (@hbomax) October 5, 2021
Set roughly 200 years before the original series, the show will tell the story of House Targaryen, the lineage of kings that ruled Westeros before Robert Barratheon ascended the throne and ultimately sparked the events of Game of Thrones.
The show features a star cast, including Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, and Rhys Ifans as Otto. Hightower. Co-created by George RR Martin and Ryan Condal of Colony and executive producer and director Miguel Sapochnik (who has directed many iconic Game of Thrones episodes, including “The Battle of the Bastards” and “The Long Night”), House of the Dragon will air on HBO and HBO Max.
Cast of Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon