Game Of Thrones fans, specifically Targaryen fans, have a new series on the horizon to be excited for. House Of The Dragon takes place about 200 years before the events of Game Of Thrones. House Of The Dragon won’t go all the way back to Aegon’s Conquest when the House of Targaryen took control of Westeros and created the Iron Throne.
The prequel will instead focus on the beginning of the end for the House of Targaryen. House Of The Dragon is an opportunity to explore House Targaryen at the height of their power with numerous dragon riders, and tons of dragons, as opposed to Daenys Targaryen’s three.
House Of The Dragon is based on George R. R. Martin’s 2018 novel Fire & Ice. The series takes place during the reign of King Viserys I Targaryen who famously broke long-standing tradition and named his daughter, Princess Rhaenyra, his heir even after he had a son, Aegon II. Following King Viserys death, Aegon II challenged Rhaenyra for the throne leading to the Targaryen civil war that divided Westeros, known as “Dance of the Dragons.”
NEW HOUSE OF THE DRAGON LEAKED PHOTO
A new photo has been leaked from filming for the upcoming Game Of Thrones prequel, The House Of The Dragon. The photo was leaked on Twitter by @HOTDBr and the tweet says, “New image of House of the Dragon recordings has just been leaked in Aldershot.”
The image doesn’t offer a good look at any of the known main cast, but what is notable is the grand tent that boasts the House of Targaryen crest. The image not only features the tent with the House of Targaryen crest on a flag and above the entrance, but numerous people on horses wearing the expected Game Of Thrones style costumes.
Although much of the series is still a mystery, fans of the novel Fire & Ice will know the inevitable outcome of many of these characters and the civil war that the series will be setting up. Game Of Thrones fans know the long term effects on the House of Targaryen and how the actions of these characters lead to their downfall. House Of The Dragon will likely be full of Machiavellian political intrigue, murder, and of course dragons.
House Of The Dragon is created by George R. R. Martin and Ryan J. Condal. Condal and Miguel Sapochnik serve as showrunners of the series. Condal and Sapochnik are no strangers to the Game Of Thrones franchise having directed the “Battle of the Bastards” episode.
House Of The Dragon will star Paddy Considine as King Viserys I Targaryen, Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Olivia Cooke as Lady Alicent Hightower, Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower, Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria, Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole
Other cast members, who were recently revealed, include Graham McTavish as Ser Harrold Westerling, Ryan Corr as Ser Harwin “Breakbones” Strong, Jefferson Hall as Lord Jason Lannister/Ser Tyland Lannister, David Horovitch as Grand Maester Mellos, Matthew Needham as Larys Strong, Bill Paterson as Lord Lyman Beesbury, and Gavin Spokes as Lord Lyonel Strong. House Of The Dragon will consist of a 10 episode first season and is scheduled to premiere on HBO and HBO Max in 2022.
Are you excited for House Of The Dragon? Have you read Fire & Ice? What are you looking forward to the most in the Game Of Thrones prequel? Leave your thoughts in the comments below or on our social media and check back with The Illuminerdi for more House Of The Dragon news.