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HBO has shared the first official trailer for House of the Dragon, the platform’s upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series based on George R.R. Martin‘s novel Fire and Blood.
The show, which takes place 200 years prior to the events of the original Game of Thrones series, follows the tumultuous decline of the House of Targaryen and the start of the Targaryen civil war. Specifically, the battle ensues between siblings Aegon II and Rhaenyra, who fought for the throne following their father’s passing, and heightened tensions pit Westeros’ houses against each other.
House of the Dragon will premiere on August 21.
“House of the Dragon” will include cast members Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon (aka “The Sea Snake”), Paddy Considine as King Viserys I, Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole and Sonoya Mizuno will play Mysaria.