The first extended look at the highly anticipated follow-up to HBO’s most Emmy-winning show is finally here and it gives fans a look at some of the new characters.
House of the Dragon
House of the Dragon is effectively a prequel spin-off series to the award-winning fantasy drama Game of Thrones and is set 200 years before the original show. It was created by the GOT author George R. R. Martin and Ryan J. Condal and based on Martin’s novel Fire & Blood.
The series will focus on House Targaryen – of which Emilia Clarke’s character in GOT, Daenerys Targaryen, was part of. As for any plot details, as with GOT, they are being kept tightly under wraps and fans will have to wait until August for those – and to see if we’ll get any dragons featured in the series. However, if the trailer is anything to go by it’s likely to be packed with conflict, between the houses of power, and action.
House of the Dragon has a completely star-studded cast to take it through the ten episodes of the first season including: Paddy Considine who will play Viserys I Targaryen, king of Westeros when the story begins, with Emma D’Arcy plays his daughter and heir Rhaenyra. Matt Smith also stars as Viserys’s brother Daemon.
Alongside this, Olivia Cooke is set to play Viserys’s second wife Alicent, Rhys Ifans has been cast as Alicent’s father and Hand of the King, Otto Hightower, and Steve Touissant appears as the “Sea Snake” Corlys Velaryon. Star-studded indeed.
An extended trailer
Ok, so a teaser trailer was released back in October but the trailer released today, Thursday May 5, gives fans even more of a look into the secretive series.
In the trailer King Viserys Targaryen, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, and Prince Daemon Targaryen claim to only want to ensure their future and their family’s control over Wesreros. However, it shows there’s a lot going on behind the scenes including fighting within the family and other families looking to rival them including Houses Stark, Velaryon, and Lannister who are clearly looking to make a play for the Iron Throne and destroy the true source of the ruling family might: their magical winged beasts – this means we could actually see dragons.
Fans are torn
However, fans are seemingly torn over the show as many took to Twitter to express their excitement and others their scepticism.
Some people weren’t sure on how they feel about the up coming series after feeling a little hard done by with the end of Game of Thrones.