House of the Dragon Trailer: Game of Thrones Prequel Teases Fire, Blood, and Dragons

“Gods. Kings. Fire. And blood.”

House of the Dragon Trailer: Game of Thrones Prequel Teases Fire, Blood, and Dragons

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The first House of the Dragon trailer is here

Highlights
  • House of the Dragon release set for 2022 worldwide
  • First House of the Dragon trailer features many Targaryens
  • House of the Dragon to air on HBO and HBO Max

House of the Dragon trailer has arrived — out of the blue. On Tuesday, HBO Max unveiled the first teaser trailer for its first Game of Thrones prequel spin-off series House of the Dragon, as part of its launch date announcement into Europe. (HBO Max arrives October 26 in Europe.) The first House of the Dragon trailer sets up the series' setting — 200 years before the fall of the Iron Throne — when the Targaryens took over Westeros with the help of dragons. The one-minute House of the Dragon teaser doesn't tell us much, but it does build the mood of the series.

“Gods. Kings. Fire. And blood,” an unseen speaker says in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer, while we are shown glimpses of the primary characters: the Hand of the King pin on Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans), Kign Viserys I (Paddy Considine) holding the sword and sitting on a throne, and his kids Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) and Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D'Arcy) on a beach. There's a brief glimpse of a Targaryen in combat, a tourney, and Otto's daughter Alicent (Olivia Cooke).

“Dreams didn't make us kings. Dragons did,” the speaker returns as we see a Targaryen woman whose face we can't see strode towards a much different Iron Throne than the one we remember from Game of Thrones. This one is rawer, more pointy, and there are swords welded into the ground all around it. This is mighty dangerous, I must say, especially for any rulers predisposed to a drink. The first House of the Dragon trailer then wraps with a title card and reiterating its 2022 release window.

Created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal and based on Martin's Fire & Blood book, House of the Dragon is set 200 years prior to the events of Game of Thrones. While the book begins with Aegon I Targaryen's conquest of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, House of the Dragon is starting off with his great-great-grandson Viserys I. That means House of the Dragon will lead us very soon into the famed civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons.

Condal serves as co-showrunner alongside Game of Thrones veteran Miguel Sapochnik who will direct the House of the Dragon pilot and additional episodes. Greg Yaitanes (House), Clare Kilner (The Alienist), and Geeta V. Patel (Meet the Patels) will also direct episodes. Martin, Condal, and Sapochnik also serve as executive producers on House of the Dragon alongside writer Sara Lee Hess (House), Vince Gerardis (Game of Thrones), and Ron Schmidt (Watchmen). Yaitanes is a co-executive producer.

House of the Dragon releases in 2022 on HBO and HBO Max. It will likely air on Disney+ Hotstar in India, as HBO Max is still a while off from a local launch despite recent reports.


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