The Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon, is just around the corner. HBO plans to release more spin-offs based on its fantasy epic, Game of Thrones, even though many viewers were disappointed by how it ended. The first series to appear revolves around the fabled war within House Targaryen.
The series, which is based on George R.R. Martin’s novel Fire & Blood, will take place a few hundred years before the HBO original. It portrays the Targaryens at the height of their power before the civil war struck. The family quarreled over who was entitled to the throne.
According to George R.R. Martin’s blog, the series’ filming got over in February 2022. House of the Dragon is currently in post-production. The sole spinoff currently in production is House of the Dragon, according to HBO’s Casey Boys, who recently provided an update on all other shows centered in the Game of Thrones universe.
Theme Of House Of The Dragon
It is the story of House Targaryen’s ascent to power in Westeros, as depicted in George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, which served as the inspiration for the adaptation of House of the Dragon.
House of the Dragon, in particular, is based on the last third or so of the book, which describes the horrifying Dance of the Dragons. A civil war in which Targaryen fought Targaryen and dragons engaged in aerial combat.
On Game of Thrones, the timeline was very obvious, but this new prequel series will involve time leaps.
A few decades will pass before the dust has cleared in House of the Dragon, which starts some 200 years before the original series.
The central theme of House of the Dragon is the decline of the Targaryen dynasty. They will be at their most powerful at the beginning of the show.
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However, the King designates his daughter Rhaenyra as his heir. Several groups in the realm band together, some to help the young princess and others to transfer the throne to someone else.
As Rhaenyra and her childhood friend Alicent Hightower find themselves on opposing sides of the Dance of the Dragons, the notion that “men would sooner put the kingdom to the torch than watch a woman ascend the Iron Throne” will be on full display in this series.
The Cast Of House Of The Dragon
Outstanding talent is abundant in House of the Dragon. What HBO has to say about the cast is as follows:
Alicent Hightower is played by Olivia Cooke. She was reared in the Red Keep and is the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King.
Paddy Considine will portray King Viserys Targaryen, the New King. He is reputed to be a warm, considerate, and upright man who merely wants to carry on his grandfather’s legacy.
Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the king’s firstborn child, is Emma D’Arcy. She is a dragon rider and has only pure Valyrian blood. Except for the fact that she is a woman, Rhaenyra is practically everything a royal family could desire in an heir.
Matt Smith plays Prince Daemon Targaryen, King Viserys’s younger brother and heir to the throne. However, as King Jaehaerys once stated, “madness and brilliance are two sides of the same coin.” Daemon is a dragon rider with the real blood of the dragon.
Sonoya Mizuno plays Mysaria. Her character started out in Westeros with nothing and worked her way up to become Prince Daemon Targaryen’s most dependable ally.
Steve Toussaint plays Lord Corlys Velaryon also known as “The Sea Snake”. The head of the Valyrian bloodline House Velaryon. He turned his house into a wealthy, influential dynasty that surpassed the Lannisters in wealth.
Eve Best plays Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, she is a dragon rider and the wife of Lord Corlys Velaryon. Dubbed “The Queen Who Never Was” after the Great Council rejected her as the rightful heir to the throne in favor of Viserys, her cousin.
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Otto Hightower is the King’s Hand, portrayed by Rhys Ifans. He sees Daemon’s status as the heir to the throne as the biggest threat to the country.
Fabien Frankel plays Ser Criston Cole. Criston has no claim to any territory or titles, the only things to his name are his honor and his extraordinary swordsmanship.
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Where Can You Watch House Of The Dragon?
You will need an HBO account through your cable provider or HBO Max because House of the Dragon will debut on both HBO and HBO Max on the same day.
The series will be available to UK viewers on NOW TV and Sky TV on Sky Atlantic.
When Will The Dragon’s House Premiere?
On August 21, 2022, the first episode of House of the Dragon’s 10 episodes will debut. The spin-off series will premiere on HBO and HBO Max. New episodes will be released weekly until October 24, 2022.
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