Game of Thrones fans have finally been treated to a second trailer for HBO’s long-awaited prequel series, House of the Dragon.
Arriving exactly seven months after the firstthis latest teaser gives audiences a better look at the dirty politics, awe-inspiring locations, and dragon-induced destruction we’ve come to expect from George RR Martin’s acclaimed fantasy universe.
The 10-episode series, based on Martin’s 2018 novel Fire and Blood, will begin airing in the US and other HBO Max territories on August 21. Those in the UK will be able to access the episodes at the same time as their US counterparts (on the morning of August 22) on Sky Atlantic and Now TV.
Set 200 years before the events of the original show, Dragon House will chronicle the inevitably bloody backstory of the Targaryen dynasty, tracing the fallout of King Viserys Targaryen’s decision to choose his daughter, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, as successor to the Iron Throne over his rightful heir, Prince Daemon Targaryen.
Paddy Considine, Matt Smith and Emma D’Arcy play Viserys, Rhaenyra and Daemon respectively, although the trio are joined by Rhys Ifans, Olivia Cooke and Steve Toussaint as part of an extensive cast. You can find a more detailed look at all the characters in the series – and their respective roles – in our dedicated hub.
The latest House of the Dragon trailer also gives fans their first look at HBO’s famous fire-breathing dragons, which look every bit as menacing as we remember, and ends with an ominous warning: “The story doesn’t end. don’t remember the blood. He remembers names. So it’s a safe bet that we will be entitled to a good number of barons and warriors at war in the back in August.
Along with the trailer, HBO has shared a series of new character posters on its Twitter account, which you can check out via the link below.
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The series is directed by George RR Martin and Ryan Condal, with Game of Thrones alumnus Miguel Sapochnik on the majority of directing duties.