House of the Dragon: Release date, everything we know

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Three years after the conclusion of “Game of Thrones”, there are supplies from George R. R. Martin’s fantasy world. Everything about “House of the Dragon” can be found here.

The fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” finale left fans with mixed feelings. Before George R. R. Martin publishes the next “Ice and Fire” novel, the prequel series “House of the Dragon” could now smooth the waves. What you can expect and when the series starts, you will learn in this article.

House of the Dragon Release Date

The good news first the series starts directly on HBO on 21 August 2022, you will see one of ten episodes of “House of the Dragon” there every week – on the streaming service HBO Max (Industry Season 3, True Detective Season 4).

A foretaste of “House of the Dragon” is provided by the teaser:

House of the Dragon: Cast

Already in “Game of Thrones” the feat succeeded that old stars and aspiring young stars formed a great ensemble, which was filled with new names from season to season. “House of the Dragon” is no exception, but relies on far more well-known names in the first season.

Paddy Considine (“Hot Fuzz”), Olivia Cooke (“Ready Player One”), Matt Smith (“The Crown”) and Rhys Ifans (“The Amazing Spider-Man”) are among the big stars of the first hour. Young actress Emma D’Arcy has had previous roles in “Truth Seekers” and “Wanderlust”.

The “House of the Dragon” cast is complemented by Steve Toussaint (“It’s a Sin”), Eve Best (“Fate: The Winx Saga”), Sonoya Mizuno (“Ex Machina”) and Fabien Frankel (“The Snake”).

House of the Dragon: Plot

House of the Dragon
House of the Dragon © HBO

The new King of Westeros Viserys I Targaryen (Paddy Considine) was chosen by the Lords westeros to inherit the inheritance of his grandfather Jaehaerys Targaryen. As his heiress, Viserys had been training Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) for some time, the only child from the first marriage to reach adulthood. Visery’s new wife Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke) is no stranger to the royal court. As the daughter of Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans), the hand of the king, she has known the hustle and bustle in King’s Landing for some time.

As usual for the Targaryens, Viserys’ brother Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) also rides a dragon and seemed to have inherited the true blood of the dragon at birth. However, it is rumored that at the birth of a Targaryen, a coin is thrown around the final state of mind by the gods.

When a royal tournament is announced, the two most important women at the royal court, Alicent and Princess Rhaenyra, dress in different splendors: Alicent represents the green color, while Rhaenyra appears in red-black. The princess’s champion, simple knight Ser Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel), manages to knock Alicent Hightower’s men off the horse while josting. This marks the beginning of a feud between the most important women at the royal court, which will soon provoke a bloody civil war in Westeros and go down in history as the “Dance of the Dragons”.

House of the Dragon: Background

At the end of April 2021, the production of the new series from the “Game of Thrones” world of Westeros began. “House of the Dragon” will initially be filmed in the UK under the leadership of showrunners Miguel Sapochnik (“Game of Thrones”) and Ryan Condal (“Colony”). Composer Ramin Djawadi returns after his work for “Game of Thrones” to also contribute the music for “House of the Dragon”.