A new trailer for HBO Max’s Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon teases Rhaenyra Targaryen’s ascent to the Iron Throne.
House of the Dragon marks HBO’s first return to the world of Game of Thrones since the original series concluded in 2019. The series takes place around 170 years before the first season of Game of Thrones.
House of the Dragon will chronicle the events of the Dance of the Dragons, a civil war within House Targaryen at a time when the Targaryens still ruled Westeros.
Heirs To The Iron Throne
The central conflict of House of the Dragon arises from a dispute between King Viserys I Targaryen’s daughter, Rhaenyra, and his brother, Daemon. Both consider themselves heir to the Iron Throne upon Viserys’ death.
The new trailer teases the trials that lay before Rhaenyra as she attempts to take the throne as the first woman to do so. The trailer also offers looks at a scorned Daemon Targaryen and the family’s powerful dragons.
Check out the new House of the Dragon trailer below:
The series is set to begin next month, on August 21. A House of the Dragon presentation will be taking place this Saturday, July 23, at San Diego Comic-Con in Hall H.
Here is the synopsis for the Game of Thrones spin-off series:
Based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, the series will tell the story of House Targaryen (a.k.a. the House that gave us the Mother of Dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen) and take place 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.
Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan J. Condal serve as co-showrunners on House of the Dragon and are executive producing alongside George R. R. Martin. The series features a star-studded cast that includes Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Paddy Considine, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best and Sonoya Mizuno.
House Of The Dragon is set to premiere on HBO on August 22nd, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming series and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.