House of the Dragon prequel to Game of Thrones premieres its trailer 1

Los Angeles (USA) (EFE) .- The series “House of the Dragon”, a prequel to “Game of Thrones”, presented its first trailer this Thursday as an appetizer of its long-awaited premiere, through the HBO Max platform , August 20.

The images show the universe in which the original series was based, but 200 years before its plot, when the Targaryen dynasty ruled.

Although the mythical dragons and fantastic settings appear, the trailer of just 2 minutes long focuses on the Targaryen heiress, Princess Rhaenyra, who receives a warning that reads- “Men would rather burn the kingdom than see a woman to ascend the Iron Throne.

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“House of the Dragon” will have ten chapters and will be based on the novel “Fire & Blood” by George RR Martin.

Its story is set 200 years before the war for the Iron Throne began and focuses on the fate of the Targaryens, ancestors of Daenerys.

The pilot chapter and some additional episodes were directed by Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan J. Condal, who also serve as executive producers.

Sapochnik was already in charge of the last two episodes of the sixth season (“Battle of the Bastards” and “The Winds of Winter”), which were very well received by the fans of the series. The prequel cast includes Emma D’Arcy (Rhaenyra Targaryen), Matt Smith (Daemon Targaryen), Paddy Considine (Viserys Targaryen), Steve Toussaint (Lord Corlys Velaryon), Eve Best (Rhaenys Targaryen), Olivia Cooke (Alicent Hightower ), Rhys Ifans (Otto Hightower) and Fabien Frankel (Criston Cole), among others.

Cast of “House of the Dragon”

It will not be the only production derived from the “Game of Thrones” universe to premiere on HBO Max, which is already developing another series on the short novel “Dunk and Egg”, and the creation of “The Nine Voyages” is not ruled out, about of the sea voyages of Corlys Velaryon.

The original series, “Game of Thrones”, came to an end two years ago but continues to hold the record for being the fiction production with the highest number of Emmy awards, with a total of 59.

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