It's hard to believe that Game of Thrones' divisive final season has just been released on HBO, marking one of the most epic TV series in recent memory. And even though George R.R. Martin has yet to complete the series of books on which the show was based, the next installment will be set in Westeros years after the destruction of Kings Landing.
If you are looking forward to returning to one of television's most enchanting and deadly locations but don't yet know a lot about the program, don't worry as we're about to talk about its release date, cast, plot, and more.
On HBO, House of the Dragon will premiere on August 21.
House of the Dragon will premiere on HBO on Sunday, August 21 at 9 p.m. ET. The prequel series focusing on the beginning of the end of House Targaryen will also be available for anyone who have an HBO Max subscription.
Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, and Rhys Ifans make up the cast of The House Of The Dragon.
Although some actors for some key figures like Aegon II Targaryen have yet to be revealed, a significant part of the House of the Dragon cast has been revealed, and it's impressive to say the least. Matt Smith (The Crown) as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Emma DArcy (Truth Seekers) as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One) as Alicent Hightower
Steve Toussaint (Its a Sin) as Lord Corlys Velaryon, Eve Best (The Kings Speech) as Mysaria, Fabien Frankel (The Serpent) as Criston Cole, and many, many more.
The House Of The Dragon Will Tell Westeros' House Targaryen And Other Major Players' Stories
House of the Dragon is based on George R.R. Martins 2018 novel Fire and Blood, which is set 300 years before Game of Thrones' events and focuses on House Targaryen's history before the kingdom and family are put in jeopardy. Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma DArcy) is described as a brave warrior and dragonrider.
House of Targaryen includes other notable houses that will play a significant role throughout House of the Dragon, including the Velaryons, led by Lord Corlys (Steve Toussaint). Lord Corlys is the most well-known nautical adventurer in Westeros and is believed to have a fortune and influence greater than the Lannisters.
And then there are the Hightowers, led by Otto (Rhys Ifans), the King's hand. Ser Otto will do anything and everything in his power to preserve the throne and protect it from everyone, including other Targaryens. Alicent (Olivia Cooke) becomes the second wife of the King and gives birth to the most notorious of all the Targaryens, Aegon II.
In February 2022, House Of The Dragon will be finished production.
House of the Dragon's production began in April 2021, shortly after HBO gave George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal the go-ahead for the Game of Thrones prequel series. It all started with a table read featuring the main characters in the House of the Dragon cast and a pretty spectacular photo on the official Game of Thrones twitter account. Not long afterwards, HBO released a series of photos of some of the characters.
In a Deadline story in February 2022, HBO revealed that the first season of House of the Dragon had come to an end after many months of filming and a brief hiatus due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
In October 2019, House Of The Dragon received a full 10-episode season order.
House of the Dragon received a full 10-episode straight-to-series order in October 2019, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The first episode was directed by Miguel Sapochnik, the other co-showrunner.
Miguel Sapochnik was the director of the Emmy-winning television series "Battle of the Bastards" and its follow up, "The Winds of Winter," which airs in Season 6, as well as two episodes in the show's final season, "The Long Night" and "The Bells." Clare Kilner and Geeta V. Patel will also direct episodes throughout the House of the Dragon.
Ramin Djawadi of Game Of Thrones composes the score for The House Of The Dragon.
House of the Dragon will introduce Game of Thrones fans to all kinds of new characters, locations, and situations, but there is also another part of the original series that will be included in the upcoming prequel, in addition to Miguel Sapochnik, who will direct the pilot. In February 2021, it was revealed that composer Ramin Djawadi, who won two consecutive Grammys for his work on the HBO epic in 2018 and 2019, would continue to develop the original series in terms of music, though he did not provide much further information
House of the Dragon will take us back to Westeros once more in no time. Now is the time to catch a glimpse of the show's official trailer.