Sport of Thrones was the largest fantasy present to ever air, and although it got here to a detailed in 2019, the world of Westeros isn’t completed simply but. Home of the Dragon has been introduced by HBO, which can function a prequel to the present.
If you happen to’d wish to know extra about this model new programme, then carry on studying. For followers of the fantasy style, we even have an identical roundup for season 2 of The Witcher on Netflix. Alternatively, right here’s all the knowledge you want if you wish to re-watch Sport of Thrones in its entirety.
When will Home of the Dragon air?
HBO president Casey Bloys confirmed that the present is on monitor for a 2022 launch date, in keeping with Deadline. Manufacturing is underway – as revealed by the official Sport of Thrones Twitter account:
Hearth will reign 🔥#HouseoftheDragon is formally in manufacturing. Observe @HouseofDragon for all updates. pic.twitter.com/lc3dhIcm5u
— 🔥 Sport of Thrones 🔥 (@GameOfThrones)
April 26, 2021
The present has been ordered for a complete of ten episodes – the identical size of the primary collection of Sport of Thrones. Selection additionally revealed that George RR Martin has signed a five-year deal to create content material with HBO and HBO Max, so this might suggest that Home of the Dragon will run for a minimum of that period of time.
Who’re the solid and crew?
Creator of the e book collection – George RR Martin – is creating the collection with the creator of Colony, Ryan Condal, who will act as head author and co-runner of the present.
Partnering with him is Miguel Sapochnik, who can even be directing the pilot episode and a number of other others within the collection. Sapochnik served as director for each Battle of the Bastards and Winds of Winter, two of the highest-rated Sport of Thrones episodes total.
The position of Viserys I might be performed Paddy Considine, HBO has confirmed. The actor is finest recognized for his work in The Outsider, The Demise of Stalin, and Sizzling Fuzz. Viserys I performs an important position in Westeros, and the civil struggle that may little question be on the centre of Home of the Dragon.
HBO has confirmed that Emma D’Arcy (recognized for Reality Seekers) will fill the position of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Viserys’s daughter and the eventual successor to the throne.
Matt Smith (recognized for Physician Who) will play Daemon Targaryen, each Rhaenyra’s husband and uncle – as a result of we simply can not seem to get away from incest in Sport of Thrones, apparently.
Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen.The @HBO authentic collection #HouseoftheDragon is formally in manufacturing and coming to @HBOMax in 2022. pic.twitter.com/7TLn4cSru5
— Home of the Dragon (@HouseofDragon)
April 26, 2021
Olivia Cooke (recognized for Prepared Participant One) will play Alicent Hightower, the daughter of the Hand of the King. She is going to complicate issues vastly for the Targaryen line and their claims to the Iron Throne.
Selection has introduced 4 new solid members: Steve Toussaint (recognized for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time), Eve Finest (recognized for Nurse Jackie), Rhys Ifans (recognized for Notting Hill) and Sonoya Mizuno (recognized for Devs).
Toussaint will play an especially wealthy adventurer known as Lord Corlys Velaryon, AKA ‘The Sea Snake’. Finest will play Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, the daughter of Prince Aemon Targaryen who has a rightful declare to the throne. Ifans will play her husband, Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King to Viserys Targaryen. Lastly, Mizuno will play Mysaria, a dancer who goes on to grow to be the paramour of Smith’s Prince Daemon Targaryen.
The Sea Snake. #HouseoftheDragon pic.twitter.com/mSmqhz1Fkb
— Home of the Dragon (@HouseofDragon)
Might 5, 2021
Lastly, George RR Martin himself revealed on Twitter that Fabien Frankel might be becoming a member of the solid – finest recognized from the BBC and Netflix drama, The Serpent.
He’s the common-born son of the steward to the Lord of Blackhaven. FIRE & BLOOD readers him as Ser Criston Cole. HOUSE OF THE DRAGON viewers will know him as FABIEN FRANKEL. https://t.co/hnLdrf0myw pic.twitter.com/fuf6gIAzCr
— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking)
April 15, 2021
Frankel will play Ser Criston Cole, who’s of Dornish descent and is the common-born son of the steward to the Lord of Blackhaven. The character has no declare to the throne or any titles, however is expert with a sword and carries an excessive amount of honour.
What’s the collection about?
Because the title suggests, Home of the Dragon might be based mostly throughout Home Targaryen, the road that Daenerys is from. It is going to draw from Martin’s e book Hearth & Blood – which incorporates sufficient materials for varied plot avenues to be explored.
The rumoured setting for Home of the Dragon is 300 years earlier than the occasions of Sport of Thrones, across the time that Aegon Targaryen first invaded Westeros, declared himself King and kicked off the Battle of Conquest. The top of this struggle resulted within the formation of the seven kingdoms, and the Iron Throne being created.
Now that we’ve affirmation that each Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower will seem, we all know that the present will delve into the Targaryen civil struggle, in any other case often called the ‘Dance of the Dragons.’ Throughout this time, Westeros was cut up between the 2 figures and their very own claims to the Iron Throne.
We do not know whether or not the present will solely concentrate on this story, or whether or not will probably be a section in a much bigger overarching plot.
We additionally suspect that we’ll see appearances from different well-known homes – such because the Starks, Lannisters, Baratheons and Tyrells. It’s unlikely that we’ll see any acquainted faces from Sport of Thrones showing contemplating how early the present goes to be set – except by some means the Evening King manages to worm his method in.
Both method, Martin has confirmed that there might be dragons, which numerous followers might be happy to listen to about.
How can I watch Home of the Dragon?
Within the US, you’ll be capable of watch on HBO and its varied streaming providers akin to HBO Max. As with Sport of Thrones, Sky has confirmed that UK viewers will get entry by way of Sky Atlantic and Now. If for some cause you’ll be able to’t entry both of those channels, right here’s tips on how to watch HBO exterior of the US.