Game of Thrones is coming out with another prequel and fans couldn’t be more excited! House of the Dragon Season 1 will make its debut on HBO soon and here’s everything you need to know about it!
House of the Dragon is a prequel to the famous American fantasy drama series GOT and takes place 300 years before it! It features much of the same things as its parent series including lots of dragons, drama, and swords! The series is based on a book written by George R. R, Martin (the author who also wrote GOT). Thus, fans can expect it to be just as spectacular if not more!
Is there a release date for House of the Dragon Season 1? Who is starring in it? What is the storyline? Keep on reading to find out!
House of the Dragon Season 1 Release Date
HBO announced the release of House of the Dragon all the way back in 2019. Then, Casey Bloys, the HBO programming president, revealed some exciting information about the series release date at the 2020 Television Critics Association press tour. He said,
“My guess is sometime in 2022.”
This was followed by the series’ official Twitter page tweeting a tweet that read,
“Dragons are coming.
#HouseoftheDragon begins production in 2021.”
Then, on April 26, 2021, HBO announced that the series was officially in production! As of now, production is complete and the final touches are being made! The news was confirmed by author George R.R. Martin in February. Additionally, he also mentioned that he is in absolute awe of the series!
“I have seen rough cuts of a few of them, and I’m loving them. The writing, the directing, the acting all look terrific,” he said.
Moreover, HBO has also revealed the official release date for House of the Dragon Season 1. It will debut on August 21, 2022.
House of the Dragon Season 1 Plot
The first season will feature an exciting storyline full of jaw-dropping plot twists! It will deal with the history of the famous House Targaryen. Additionally, it will cover major historical events that took place 300 years ago including the gruesome Targaryen civil war, better known as the Dance of the Dragon, and the result of the Doom of Valyria.
After the King’s death, there is major civil unrest. Half of the people, called the greens, want the eldest son Aegon to take over. On the other hand, the remaining (called the blacks) support the eldest child Rhaenyra. She is the officially declared heir! Thus, the Targaryen siblings must fight amongst themselves for control of the throne. They are joined by the other Houses like the Lannisters and the Starks who take different sides. The battle results in the death of several dragons who soon become extinct for 300 years until Daenerys Targaryen hatches three eggs.
All in all, Season 1 will be one hell of an exciting season! It will be full of fights, jousts, and betrayals.
House of the Dragon Season 1 Cast
House of the Dragon features an extremely talented cast! HBO has displayed the official cast list on its website along with a small description of each character. The list reads:
Main Cast I
- Emma D’arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen- “The king’s first-born child. She is of pure Valyrian blood, and she is a dragon rider. Many would say that Rhaenyra was born with everything… but she was not born a man.”
- Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen- “The younger brother to King Viserys, and peerless warrior and dragonrider, Daemon possesses the true blood of the dragon. But it is said that whenever a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin in the air…”
- Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen- “Viserys was chosen by the lords of Westeros to succeed the Old King, Jaehaerys Targaryen, at the Great Council at Harrenhal. A warm, kind, and decent man, Viserys only wishes to carry forward his grandfather’s legacy, but as we’ve learned from Game of Thrones, good men do not necessarily make for great kings.”
- Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower- “The Hand of the King, Ser Otto loyally and faithfully serves both his king and his realm. As the Hand sees it, the greatest threat to the realm is the king’s brother, Daemon, and his position as heir to the throne.”
Main Cast II
Furthermore, the main cast also includes,
- Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower- “She’s the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, and the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms. She was raised in the Red Keep, close to the king and his innermost circle; she possesses both a courtly grace and a keen political acumen.”
- Steve Toussaint as Lord Coryls Velaryon- “The Sea Snake. The lord of House Velaryon, a Valyrian bloodline as old as House Targaryen. As “The Sea Snake,” the most famed nautical adventurer in the history of Westeros.”
- Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Targaryen- “A dragonrider and wife to Lord Corlys Velaryon, “The Queen Who Never Was” was passed over as heir to the throne at the Great Council because the realm favored her cousin, Viserys, simply for being male.”
- Fabian Frankel as Sir Criston Cole- “Of Dornish descent, Ser Criston is the common-born son of the steward to the Lord of Blackhaven. He has no claim to land or titles; all he has to his name is his honor and his preternatural skill with a sword.”
- Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria- “She came to Westeros with nothing, sold more times than she can recall, and she could have wilted… but instead, she rose to become the most trusted – and most unlikely – ally of Prince Daemon Targaryen, the heir to the throne.”
The following actors are also part of the series first season,
- Milly Alcock as Young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen
- Bethany Antonia as Baela Targaryen- Laena Velaryon’s eldest daughter who rides the dragon Moondancer.
- Phoebe Campbell as Rhaena Targaryen- Baela’s younger sister.
- Emily Carey as Young Alicent Hightower
- Harry Collett as Jacaerys Velaryon- Rhaenyra Targaryen’s first son.
- Ryan Corr as Ser Harwin ‘Breakbones’ Strong- He is the strongest person among the people of the Seven Kingdoms.
- Tom Glynn-Carney as Aegon Targaryen- The King’s first-born.
- Jefferson Hall as Tyland Lannister- A sharp politician.
- Jefferson Hall as Lord Jason Lannister- Tyland’s twin.
- David Horovitch as Grand Maester Mellos- The King’s advisor.
- Wil Johnson as Ser Vaemond Velaryon- The Velaryon navy’s commander.
- John Macmillan and Theo Nate as Ser Laenor Velaryon- Corlys Velaryon’s son
- Graham McTavish as Ser Harrold Westerling- a member of the Kings-guard.
- Ewan Mitchell as Aemond Targaryen- The Viserys’ second child.
- Matthew Needham as Larys Strong- Lyonel Strong’s son.
- Bill Paterson as Lord Lyman Beesbury- Master of Coin and Lord of Honeyholt.
- Phia Saban as Helaena Targaryen- The Visery’s daughter.
- Gavin Spokes as Lord Lyonel Strong- The Master of Laws
- Savannah Steyn as Lady Laena Velaryon- Corlys Velaryon’s daughter.
Is there a Trailer?
The official trailer for House of The Dragon is officially out! It features a dim-lit mysterious environment and does not give away any major plot details. It only introduces us to a few cast members while also showing clips of some hardcore sword fights.
Moreover, the teaser also includes Prince Daemon reciting a narration; “Gods, kings, fire, and blood. Dreams didn’t make us kings—dragons did.”