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  • Primarily based on the 2018 guide Hearth & Blood by George R.R. Martin, Home of the Dragon is a brand new sequence set centuries earlier than the occasions of Recreation of Thrones.
  • The sequence premiered on HBO Max August 21, 2022.
  • Not like the unique Recreation of Thrones, that is anticipated to have a smaller, much less expansive forged, focusing totally on the titular Home of the Dragon, the Targaryen household, and the fast members of their court docket.
  • Martin is working with authors Elio M. García Jr. and Linda Antonsson to create an illustrated historical past of the Targaryens primarily based on the lore in Hearth and Blood and past, due out October 25, 2022.

Final up to date 09/30/2022. 


What’s Home of the Dragon about?

Home of the Dragon is ready through the “Dance of the Dragons,” a interval of civil struggle between members of the Targaryen household that occurred two centuries earlier than the occasions of Martin and HBO’s Recreation of Thrones. As they’re the rulers of Westeros when Home begins, their dissolution had large repercussions in ways in which this new sequence will supply deeper perception on. (Learn extra: The Civil Conflict That Tore Westeros in Half, Lengthy Earlier than King Joffrey.)

Although Home of the Dragon is a canonical Recreation of Thrones prequel, and is adapting materials from a whole lot of years earlier than the occasions depicted within the authentic present, the present’s inventive workforce have emphasised that it’ll have its personal id and tone that may evolve and emerge over the course of the present. (Learn extra: The Recreation of Thrones Prequel Will Have Its Personal Distinctive Tone.) 

In different phrases, the present will characteristic all of the political maneuvering, express bloodshed, and large CGI dragons that Recreation of Thrones followers have come to anticipate, however it should nonetheless make sense to viewers who didn’t watch the unique sequence. (Learn extra: Home of the Dragon’s Solid and Crew on HBO’s Return to Westeros.)

One factor Home of the Dragon in all probability received’t characteristic: Gratuitous violence in the direction of girls, a regularly criticized ingredient of Recreation of Thrones. (Learn extra: Recreation of Thrones Prequel Star Olivia Cooke Believes the Present Received’t Have ‘Egregious Violence In direction of Girls’.)


Who’s making Home of the Dragon?

The co-creators of Home of the Dragon are Ryan Condal, a producer and screenwriter greatest recognized for the TV sequence Colony and the film Rampage, and George R.R. Martin, creator of the books that impressed Recreation of Thrones. Condal and Miguel Sapochnik, who directed six Recreation of Thrones episodes together with the Emmy-winning “Battle of the Bastards,” are the showrunners. (Learn extra: Go Behind the Scenes of Final Night time’s Astonishing Recreation of Thrones Battle.) After episode two of Home of the Dragon aired, Sapochnik introduced he can be stepping down forward of season two; fellow Recreation of Thrones vet Alan Taylor is taking his place.

In December 2021, Martin wrote on his private weblog that he’d seen a tough lower of the primary episode and cherished it. “It’s darkish, it’s highly effective, it’s visceral… simply the best way I like my epic fantasy,” he stated. “Ryan and Miguel have performed an incredible job, and the forged… simply as with Recreation of Thrones, most viewers will solely have heard of some of the actors, however I feel you’ll fall in love with a whole lot of them.”

Emmy-winning Recreation of Thrones and Westworld composer Ramin Djawadi will rating the sequence. To the reduction of many, Recreation of Thrones creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss should not concerned in Home of the Dragon.


Is there a Home of the Dragon trailer?

Home of the Dragon | Official Trailer | HBO Max

Sure! We first noticed footage of the present in a quick first teaser trailer that was launched on October 5, 2021. (See extra: Who’s Who in Home of the Dragon’s Fiery First Trailer)

On Might 5, 2022, HBO Max gave us a second teaser that provides somewhat extra taste in regards to the battle over the successor to the Iron Throne that sparks the most important battle of Home of the Dragon. (See extra: A New Home of the Dragon Trailer Units Westeros on Hearth)

Posters have additionally been launched by HBO Max. The official trailer got here out on July 20, 2022. (See extra: The Newest Home of Dragon Trailer Guarantees a New Throne Recreation)


Why this story, and never one among G.R.R. Martin’s different tales?

HBO says it selected to inform this story as a result of the guide it’s primarily based on, Hearth & Blood: 300 Years Earlier than A Recreation of Thrones, is already accomplished and revealed, so the producers could have a full roadmap to the sequence. (Learn extra: Right here’s Why Recreation of Thrones Spin-Off Home of the Dragon Was Chosen Over the Others.) You may learn an excerpt from the guide right here.

Followers who’re ready for a Dunk and Egg TV sequence are going to have to attend.


Who’s within the forged? Who do they play?

First images from Games of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon. Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen.

Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen.
Picture: HBO

  • Paddy Considine performs King Viserys Targaryen, a sort man who has been chosen to rule by the lords of Westeros.
  • Olivia Cooke (you may keep in mind her from Prepared Participant One) is Alicent Hightower, daughter of the Hand of the King.
  • Emma D’Arcy performs Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the king’s first-born little one, and named by him to be the following ruler of the seven kingdoms.
  • Matt Smith (sure, the Eleventh Physician) is Prince Daemon Targaryen, youthful brother of King Viserys I, and would-be inheritor to the throne because the closest male family member to the King—if he didn’t in the end facet along with his niece within the coming civil struggle.
  • Steve Toussaint is Corlys Velaryon, aka “The Sea Snake,” lord of a Valyrian bloodline as previous as Home Targaryen.
  • Eve Greatest is Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, spouse to Lord Corlys Velaryon, referred to as “The Queen Who By no means Was” as a result of she was handed over as inheritor to the throne in favor of her cousin Viserys.
  • Rhys Ifans is Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King.

Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower and Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower in HBO's House of Dragon.

Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower and Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower.
Picture: HBO

Different forged members embrace Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel, Milly Alcock, Emily Carey, Ryan Corr, Jefferson Corridor, David Horovitch, Graham McTavish, Matthew Needham, Invoice Paterson, Gavin Spokes, and Ewan Mitchell.


How can I watch Home of the Dragon?

The present is broadcast on the HBO cable community, and out there on-demand through the HBO Max streaming service. Each require a subscription.


What different Recreation of Thrones reveals are within the works?

HBO Max is reportedly engaged on at the least three animated reveals set in Martin’s “A Tune of Ice and Hearth” universe, together with one centered on the Golden Empire of Yi Ti. (Learn extra: Recreation of Thrones Might Cross the Slim Sea With Even Extra Animated Sequence.)

HBO was engaged on one other prequel sequence, which was written by Jane Goldman, starred Naomi Watts, and set hundreds of years earlier than the primary present. A pilot had been filmed and was in post-production when HBO canceled the present. A number of different rumored Recreation of Thrones initiatives additionally look like canceled or in limbo.


What if I want much more Recreation of Thrones in my life?

Robert Baratheon is likely to be front and center in a new Game of Thrones Broadway show.

Robert Baratheon is prone to be entrance and heart in a brand new Recreation of Thrones stage manufacturing.
Picture: HBO

There’s additionally a Recreation of Thrones Broadway present within the works, which is able to deal with “the Nice Tourney at Harrenhal,” an occasion usually referred to within the authentic TV sequence and books as a result of it kickstarted the struggle between Robert Baratheon and the Targaryens.

For extra information, protection, and episode recaps on all Home of the Dragon look under:

Extra information and protection:

Daemon Targaryen, Westeros’ John WickCorrection 10/7/2021, 4:45 p.m. ET: A earlier model of this publish misstated the Targaryen heirs’ standing.


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