A new trailer for HBO’s House of the Dragon, a Game of Thrones prequel series, has been released showing more story glimpses focusing on the Targaryen Civil War.
The public has moved away from the world of The iron Throne for over three years now after the series ended in 2019. But that’s all about to change as they return to George RR Martin’s fantasy franchise. Dragon Housea The iron Throne prequel series, premieres August 21 on HBO.
Based on Martin’s book, Fire & Blood, writer Ryan Condal and director Miguel Sapochnik serve as showrunners for the 10-episode series. Sapochnik is no stranger to the fantasy world of Martin as he has already directed many episodes of The iron Throne, and served as an executive producer and won Primetime Emmy Awards for his work.
The series, which takes place 200 years before Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow’s timeline and the original The iron Throne series, focuses on the reign of the Targaryen Empire, and as Weekly entertainment explains, it’s “during the Dance of the Dragons, which is a civil war that broke out within House Targaryen over the succession of the Iron Throne.”
In the trailer, Princess Rhaenys Targaryen, played by Eve Best, says a quote that seems to set the bar for how the series might unfold: “Men would rather torch the kingdom than see a woman ascend. on the iron throne.”
This is said to the princes Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock), who appears to be next to sit on the Iron Throne. King Viserys I (Paddy Considine), is already on the Iron Throne and seeks to succeed his power to Rhaenyra, who is his firstborn. Unfortunately, this doesn’t sit well with some people in the land of Westeros, similar to what Daenerys goes through in the original. The iron Throne series.
We see the “Lords of Westeros, including House Stark and House Baratheon”, other familiar house names that audiences learned about The iron Thronewho seem to support this decision, but there are others who have different plans, such as Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith), “Viserys’ younger brother”, who is “another potential pretender to the throne”. ”
While the audience can see some of the characters, there are still some that have yet to be seen, including Tom Glynn-Carney’s portrayal of Visery’s eldest son, Aegon Targaryen, someone who will oppose Rhaenyra and will bring even more conflict to the series.
Audiences finally get a glimpse of dragons and dragon eggs in the trailer, as well as “Dragonstone, the ancestral seat of House Targaryen.”
Since this series will focus on the Targaryens, it is clear that there will be special effects and visuals with the display of magnificent dragons.
Like Variety reported, Dragon House costs less than $20 million per episode. It seems preferable to prevent the production price of a series from increasing as it did for The iron Thronewhich started at $6 million per episode in its first season and grew to $15 million in its final season.
With that in mind, Variety continues to report that “HBO is now so adept at these world-building series through the years not only ‘Obtained,’ but also produce ‘Westworld’ and “His dark materials”, that the team can make a high-quality series as efficiently and effectively as possible.
In the eleven years since The iron Throne created, Martin’s fantasy franchise can be produced even more effectively in a way that’s already evident in the latest trailer.
While the public was able to get a quick glimpse of the events that will unfold in Dragon House as the brutal Dance of the Dragons civil war that leads to “the beginning of the end of the ruling family of Westeros” unfolds, they still have to wait until August 21, when Dragon House premieres on HBO and ends George RR Martin’s fantasy television drought.