The Targaryens have arrived, with hearth and blood.
HBO has launched the official teaser trailer for its “Game of Thrones” prequel collection, “House of the Dragon.” Based on the e-book “Fire & Blood” by George R. R. Martin and set round 200 years earlier than the occasions of “Game of Thrones,” the present will star Matt Smith (“The Crown,” “Doctor Who”) and observe the squabbling, silver-haired, and incestuous members of House Targaryen, aka Daenerys and Jon Snow’s ancestors. So, sure, there will be dragons.
The trailer begins with an ominous voice narrating, “What is this brief mortal life, if not the pursuit of legacy?”
We then see photographs of a dragon flying over a metropolis, and we get a reputation drop of a Stark ancestor (Rickon Stark) as he enters the throne room and bows to the king. At the starting of this story, King Viserys (Paddy Considine) reigns whereas Princess Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) is his named inheritor. Prince Daemon (Matt Smith) is her uncle, trying shifty-eyed in the trailer.
A lady’s voice in the trailer says “Men would sooner put the realm to the torch than see a woman ascend the iron throne.” So, there’s an try at feminism, however that is simply squeezing lemon juice in the lower for “Game of Thrones” followers who favored Daenerys – since we all know that even 200 years later, a girl remains to be not on the throne and as a substitute, boring Bran is. But, that’s neither right here nor there.
The trailer additionally mentions politics as an “ugly game” to “win” and units up the squabble for the throne, with tons of photographs of darkish fortress halls, sweeping seaside cityscapes, and swords being drawn – and of course, dragons and dragon eggs. So, it’s leaning into quite a bit of “Game of Thrones” themes and related visuals.
“History does not remember blood, it remembers names,” the narrator concludes.
“House of the Dragon” will premiere on August 21 on HBO.