The new trailer for the upcoming prequel of the Emmy-winning show, Game of Thrones, is finally out. The House of the Dragon sets around 300 years before the events of the Battle of Trident and will see the infamous Targaryen dynasty in detail. The HBO Max original vows to bring back the medieval glamour, coupled with epic fight sequences and a backstory like no other.
The three-minute trailer begins with the then King of the Seven Kingdoms, King Viserys I Targaryen naming his daughter Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen as his heir to the iron throne. However, there seems to be one problem with the princess ascending the throne – no woman has ever ruled the Seven Kingdoms.
Adding more to the mix, Viserys’ cunning and power-hungry brother, Daemon Targaryen, too, has been touted as heir presumptuous by some in the small council. We are then introduced in detail to the other houses in the show such as Highwater and Velaryon.
The two houses, other than the ruling House, play an imperative role that will eventually set in motion the infamous battle of the show – Dance of the Dragons.
Speaking of which, unlike three dragons owned by Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, we see multiple – yes, MULTIPLE – beasts in the trailer. The Targaryens, known for their dragons, happened to have a lot of them and we see them in action in the three-minute clip. There is fire and blood, quite literally, and a whole lot more drama promised in the upcoming show.
While traditionalists aren’t ready to see a woman take the Iron Throne, Rhaenyra is bound and determined to “create a new order” from the back of her dragon. Meanwhile, members of Houses Stark, Velaryon, Lannister, and Baratheon plot against those in power, but the Targaryens have unmatched firepower.
The cast includes Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower. Savannah Steyn, Wil Johnson, John Macmillan and Theo Nate have also joined the cast as members of the Velaryon family.
The show will air on HBO and HBO Max next month. The House of the Dragon is the first prequel to have been released in a series of upcoming shows of the famous drama.
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