First images for House of the Dragon released by HBO

The show will premiere next year on Sky Atlantic here in the UK.

HBO has released the first official images for it’s highly-anticipated Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon

Based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire and Blood, the series is set around 300 years before the events of the main show and will explore the long, bloody history of House Targaryen. 

Pictured above are Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) the brother of the reigning King Viserys I (Paddy Considine) and his niece Princess Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy). 

Nothing has been confirmed regarding the plot of the show but fans have speculated that it could include the Targaryen Civil War known as the Dance of Dragons. 

Both play a key role in the conflict as Rhaenyra, who has been named her father’s successor in a sudden break with tradition, battles against her half-brother Aegon for the Iron Throne. 

Here’s your first proper look at Rhys Ifans’s Hand of the King Otto Hightower and his daughter Alicent (Olivia Cooke). 

As well as being the wife of King Viserys, the latter is described as “the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms” who “possesses both a courtly grace and a keen political acumen.”

Finally, Steve Toussaint will play Corlys Velaryon aka The Sea Snake. A hugely powerful man and an incredibly accomplished sailor, he commands Westeros’s largest navy and is richer than even the Lannisters.  

Martin partnered with Ryan Condall, whose previous credits include Scorpion, to create the show. The latter will also serve as its writer and co-showrunner alongside Miguel Sapochnik. 

No official premiere date has been set for House of the Dragon but it will air sometime in 2022. 

Source: Den of Geek

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