“House of the Dragon” Releases New Trailer & Character Posters

History does not remember blood. It remembers names.

Anticipation for HBO’s House of the Dragon continues to grow, with fans of Game of Thrones fans eagerly awaiting the upcoming prequel series. Set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon will chronicle the story of House Targaryen, showing us the events that lead to the infamous civil war known as “Dance of the Dragons”.

Ahead of the series release, HBO has unleashed a brand new trailer that promises a whole new game will lie ahead.

Take a look below.


While other marketing for the series has been limited so far, a brand new set of character posters have also been released and they give us a closer look at some important figures in the show. Each portrait comes with the iconic Targaryen emblem and a look at the costume designs for each character.

Check them out below.

House of the Dragon has some huge shoes to fill, but expectations remain high. Fans will be desperate to see a return to form, given the heavily criticized final season of Game of Thrones. 

Although we will have to wait until August to judge for ourselves, we do have some early reactions to the series from none other than George R.R Martin himself. Publishing his reactions to a personal blog, Martin has added his stamp of approval after seeing some episodes.

I saw rough cuts of a couple more episodes of House of the Dragon, and was just as pleased as I was with the earlier episodes. Ryan and Miguel and their cast and crew are doing great work. Those of you who like complex, conflicted, grey characters (as I do) will like this series, I think. There will be plenty of dragons and battles, to be sure, but the spine of the story is the human conflicts, the love and the hate, character drama rather than action/adventure.

The series will star Paddy Considine (as King Viserys I), Emmy D’Arcy (as Princess Rhaenrya, Viserys’ first child and his heir apparent), 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), Fabien Frankel (as Ser Criston Cole, a knight with eyes for Rhaenrya), Steve Toussaint (as Lord Corlys Velaryon a.k.a. The Sea Snake), Eve Best (as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon) and Sonoya Mizuno (as Mysaria, confidante to Daemon Targaryen).
House of The Dragon lands on HBO Max on August 21st. 

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Born and raised in Yorkshire, England - Scott is very passionate about the Film and TV industry, and enjoys discussing it whenever he can. He is a life-long supporter of the Manchester United soccer team, and attends games regularly during the Premier League season. He is a great lover of travel and has visited many places over the years. In his spare time, he loves attending conventions, playing sports and getting out into nature. Scott's goal is to follow his passion for writing, explore new ways in which he can create content in the entertainment industry, and engage with like-minded people along the way.

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