Trailer Watch: HBO Gets Ready For War With Game Of Thrones Prequel Series, House Of The Dragon
HBO has already revealed nine character posters for the 10-part series, premiering on August 22.
It’s 2022 and George RR Martin has yet to finish The Winds of Winter, the long-gestating sixth novel in his epic fantasy saga A Song of Ice and Fire. But fans have the next best thing: House of the Dragon, the 10-ep adaptation of Martin’s Fire & Blood, launching Aug 22 on HBO.
And now HBO has dropped a teaser trailer and nine character posters from the series, set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, that follows the trials and tribulations of the House of Targaryen.
Judging the footage, House of the Dragon, like its main series, is packed with all sorts of mayhem and debauchery. Clearly, every cent of its US$20 million (S$28 mil) — per episode — went to the scale and pageantry. (According to Variety, Game of Thrones’ per-episode budget started with US$6 million in Season 1 and rose to as high as US$15 million for its eighth and final season.)
The cast includes Paddy Considine (as King Viserys I), Emmy D’Arcy (as Princess Rhaenrya, Viserys’ first child and his heir apparent), Matt Smith (as Prince Daemon, Viserys’ younger brother), Rhys Ifans (as Ser Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King), Olivia Cooke (as Lady Alicent Hightower, Otto’s daughter), Fabien Frankel (as Ser Criston Cole, a knight with eyes for Rhaenrya), Steve Toussaint (as Lord Corlys Velaryon a.k.a. The Sea Snake), Eve Best (as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon) and Sonoya Mizuno (as Mysaria, confidante to Daemon.
Here's a rundown of who's who:
Watch the teaser trailer here:
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