The trailer for House of the Dragon has arrived – just right. On Tuesday, HBO Max unveiled the first teaser trailer for its first Game of Thrones prequel spin-off series House of the Dragon, as part of announcing its launch date in Europe. (HBO Max arrives in Europe on October 26.) The first House of the Dragon trailer sets the setting of the series—200 years before the fall of the Iron Throne—when the Targaryens take over Westeros with the help of dragons. The one-minute House of the Dragon teaser doesn’t tell us much, but it does build the mood of the series.
“God’s. Kings. Fire. And blood,” says an unseen speaker dragon house Teaser Trailer While we are given glimpses of the primary characters: Otto the King of the Pines at the Hightower (Rice Ifan), Keegan Viserys I (Paddy Considine) holding a sword and sitting on the throne, and his child Prince Damon Targaryen (Matt Smith) and Princess Renera Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) on a beach. There is a brief glimpse of a Targaryen, a tourney and Otto’s daughter Alicent (Olivia Cooke) in battle.
“Dreams did not make us kings. Dragons did,” the speaker returns as we see a Targaryen woman whose face we can’t see toward a very different Iron Throne from the one we remember. game of Thrones. It is rough, more pointed, and has swords in the ground around it. This is very dangerous, I must say, especially for any ruler who is preoccupied with a drink. The first House of Dragons trailer then wraps up with a title card and a repeat of its 2022 release window.
Created by George RR Martin and Ryan Condall and based on Martin’s Fire and Blood book, House of the Dragon is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. While the book begins with Aegon I Targaryen’s conquest of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, the House of the Dragon begins with his great-grandson Viserys I. This means that the House of the Dragon will soon lead us into the famous civil war. Like the dance of dragons.
Kondal serves as co-showrunner with Game of Thrones veteran Miguel Sapochnik who will direct the House of the Dragon pilot and additional episodes. Greg Yetens (House), Claire Kilner (The Alienist), and Gita V. Patel (Meet the Patels) will also direct the episode. Martin, Kondall and Sapochnik also serve as executive producers on House of the Dragon along with writers Sarah Lee Hayes (House), Vince Gerardis (Game of Thrones) and Ron Schmidt (Watchmen). Yaitanes is a co-executive producer.