The dragon’s housethe first spin-off series of record-breaking juggernaut Game of Thrones, will premiere on August 21. While HBO Max announced the release date, HBO Max also unveiled a new poster for the series and additional images from the show, reports Variety.
Takes place two centuries before the events of Game of Thronesthe ten-episode prequel series will depict how the House of Targary ended up in a bitter and brutal civil war known as The dance of the dragons – herald the beginning of the end for the ruling Westeros family.
The series was created by authors George RR Martin and Ryan J Condal, based on Martin’s novel Fire & Blood. Condal and director Miguel Sapochnik are executive producers and co-showrunners in the series; Martin and Vince Gerardis are also executive producers along with Sara Hess, Jocelyn Diaz, Ron Schmidt, Clare Kilner, Geeta V. Patel and Greg Yaitanes.
Much like the original series, The dragon’s house boasts a wide-ranging actor, with a smaller core set of characters including Paddy Considine (as King Viserys I), Emmy D’Arcy (as Princess Rhaenrya, Viserys ‘first child and his successor), Matt Smith (as Prince Daemon, Viserys’ younger brother) , Rhys Ifans (as Ser Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King), Olivia Cooke (as Lady Alicent Hightower, Otto’s daughter) and Fabien Frankel (as Ser Criston Cole, a knight with eyes for Rhaenrya).
The show will also feature Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Ryan Corr, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Graham McTavish, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson and Gavin Spokes.
The release date means The dragon’s house has a bit of a head start on this year’s second massive fantasy series that serves as a prequel to a very popular and acclaimed original adaptation: The story of the ring: The rings of power. Amazon Prime Video announced it in August 2021 The rings of power will debut on the streamer on September 2.
In February, Martin announced on his personal blog that the recording of season 1 of The dragon’s house had struck. “I’ve seen rough clips of some of them, and I love them,” Martin wrote.
“Of course a lot more work needs to be done. Special effects, color timing, score, all post-production work. But the writing, directing, acting looks great. I hope you will like them as much as I do.”
That same month, HBO and HBO Max CEO Casey Bloys told Variety that “it’s probably a pretty good bet” that the network will order a second season of the show. “Generally, we usually let something air out and see how it works, but of course we will make preparations in advance to make sure we are before the match,” he said.