“House of the Dragon” is set 200 years prior to the events of “Game of Thrones” and tells the story of House Targaryen and the Targaryen civil war that became known as the “Dance of the Dragons.” HBO has given the series a 10-episode order, and confirmed Tuesday during a launch event for HBO Max in Europe that the show will launch in 2022.
The trailer, which features quick snippets of various fight sequences and jousting, has voiceover from Matt Smith’s Prince Daemon Targaryen, who says, “Gods, kings, fire and blood. Dreams didn’t make us kings — dragons did.”
The start of production was announced on April 26. It is based on George R.R. Martin’s book “Fire & Blood.”
“House of the Dragon” recently revealed seven new actors for the series’ already expansive cast: Ryan Corr, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Graham McTavish, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson, and Gavin Spokes. Previously announced cast members include Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith, Steve Toussaint, Rhys Ifans and Fabien Frankel.
Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal will serve as co-showrunners on the series, and will also serve as executive producers along with Martin and Vince Gerardis. Martin and Condal co-created the show.
While shooting in the U.K. over the summer, “House of the Dragon” was among a spate of shows that were halted temporarily due to COVID-19 but quickly resumed after a two-day hiatus for cast and crew.