There is already a lot to learn about the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel program now that the “House of the Dragon” premiere date and other plot points have been revealed. Game of Thrones is one of the most popular TV shows in the world after making its debut in 2011. Despite having a contentious conclusion in 2019, the success of the series makes HBO’s consideration of several prequels, spinoffs, and sequels that will continue exploring the world of Westeros unsurprising. In August 2022, more than ten years after Game of Thrones debuted, the prequel-sequel “House of the Dragon“ will debut.
HBO began putting multiple projects into early development even before Game of Thrones concluded to keep things rolling, including a shelved GOT prequel set during the Age of Heroes. The show, produced by Jane Goldman (Kingsman) and George R.R. Martin, was given a pilot order with Naomi Watts heading the ensemble, but it wasn’t picked up for a full season. HBO didn’t let up when the initial attempt failed and instead pursued “House of the Dragon.” In 2019, HBO issued a straight-to-series order for the prequel. Many Game of Thrones fans has been looking forward to the “House of the Dragon” debut on HBO and HBO Max since the teaser was released.
Martin and Ryan Condal (Colony) co-created the series for “House of the Dragon”, and Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik will work with Condal as a co-showrunner. It is loosely based on Fire & Blood, a tale by George R.R. Martin published in 2018. Here is what is known about the actors, the plot, and the “House of Dragons” release date for the prequel, which will be released after House Targaryen and take place hundreds of years before the Game of Thrones.
Release Date For House Of The Dragon
HBO has set an August 21st premiere date for the “House of the Dragon,” which will air in 2022. “House of the Dragon” started shooting in April 2021, and a teaser video for the show indicated that it would premiere in 2022. As Game of Thrones grew throughout the seasons, it took longer to finish filming and telecast the show; season 1 took about eight months, while season 8 took about a year and a half. Despite a brief halt in Covid-19 manufacture, “House of Dragons” occupied a middle position. The scale of “House of the Dragon,” which has a production schedule of little over a year (whose completion was declared in February 2022), is projected to be more than that of the first but less than that of the second.
San Diego Comic-Con International 2022 announced the “House of the Dragon” release date. At the occasion, a trailer was also shown, and the actors and crew shared a lot of information about the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel. The “House of the Dragon” prequel will premiere on HBO and HBO Max in the United States on August 21, 2022. The international release date for House of the Dragon is August 22, so international fans will have to wait an extra day.
The Cast of “House of the Dragon”
The performers in Game of Thrones received praise, and the “House of the Dragons” cast hopes to build on that success with a predominantly British ensemble that includes well-known faces. Paddy Considine (Dead Man’s Shoes, Hot Fuzz, The Third Day) is leading the charge as King Viserys I Targaryen, who succeeds Jaehaerys I as king of Westeros and reigns for more than 20 years. He is selected by the Great Council. The remaining main cast members are Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One, Sound of Metal), Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill, Harry Potter, and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2), and Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen, Viserys’ younger brother and a great warrior. Emma D’Arcy plays Rhaenyra Targaryen, the firstborn child of Viserys Targaryen in his first marriage, who becomes her father’s heir and
There are numerous Targaryens in “House of the Dragon” because the series will center on the devastating Targaryen civil war that afflicted Westeros. Baela Targaryen is played by Bethany Antonia, and Rhaena, Baela’s younger sister, by Phoebe Campbell. Bother are the daughters of Savannah Steyn’s Lady Laena Velaryon. Harry Collett’s Prince Jacaerys Velaryon is the son of Rhaenyra Targaryen, who is portrayed by Olivia Cooke. Tom Glynn-Carney plays Prince Aegon Targaryen, the first-born son of King Viserys, and if House of the Dragon maintains loyal to the source material, he is expected to play a significant role later on. Ewen Mitchell portrays Prince Aemond Targaryen, Viserys’ second son. Fans should anticipate a lot of dragon action in “House of the Dragon” because many adult Targaryen and House Velaryon characters are reportedly dragon riders. There will be 17 confirmed characters in the program, each having a unique personality and appearance.
Numerous characters make up the supporting cast of House of the Dragon. Both Game of Thrones and its precursor have sizable casts. Sonoya Mizuno (Maniac, Devs), Steve Toussaint (Shooting Dogs), Eve Best (Nurse Jackie), and Rhaenys Velaryon, a dragon rider and Corlys’ wife, are a few members of the “House of Dragons” recurring cast. Lady Mysaria, Rhaenyra’s mistress of whisperers, is played by Sonoya Mizuno (Maniac, Dev Graham McTavish as Ser Harrold Westerling, Ryan Corr as Ser Harwin Strong, Jefferson Hall as Lord Jason Lannister/Ser Tyland Lannister, David Horovitch as Grand Maester Mellos, and Matthew Needham as Larys Strong are just a few of the more recent cast members to be named.
Details of the “House of the Dragon” story
The original logline for “House of the Dragon” stated that it would depict the start of House Targaryen’s demise by adapting portions of George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood novel. The Targaryen Civil War known as The Dance of the Dragons, which took place about 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, will be the subject of the drama rather than delving quite as far back in time as Aegon’s Conquest, which took place. Even though the seeds of the civil war were sown during Viserys’ reign, it is only after his passing that events take a more serious turn, as Rhaenyra, Viserys’ designated heir, is forced to defend her position against Aegon II, his son with Alicent Hightower, whom Viserys had not designated as his heir to the surprise (and ire) of many. The breach that develops between childhood friends Rhaenyra and Alicent will take center stage in the first season of “House of the Dragon.” This battle, along with Matt Smith’s Daemon’s ambitions, sets Westeros on the path to an all-out civil war, the effects of which are still being felt hundreds of years later when Game of Thrones takes place.
With two distinct perspectives of historical Westeros, “House of the Dragon” will also rewind in time to examine Rhaenyra and Alicent’s youth (both feature younger actors alongside D’Arcy and Cooke in the cast). It will also look into the Targaryens’ past. Many Game of Thrones houses and families reappearance, and other less well-known names also appear, even though the story of “House of the Dragon” will be more Targaryen-focused. The Hightowers and House Valaryon will each play a significant role. There will also be Stark and Lannister ancestors present. The Iron Throne will be up for grabs in “House of the Dragon,” and there will probably be a lot of struggle amongst the many Targaryen factions. It makes sense that fans are looking forward to the “House of the Dragon” release date of August 21 because the Game of Thrones prequel plot has plenty of room for political intrigue, family drama, and dragon-packed combat.
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