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HBO’s upcoming Recreation of Thrones spin-off collection, Home of the Dragon, is about to reach this August and, that will help you put together, let’s go over all the things we all know.

Here is the most recent primarily based on what HBO has stated and writer George RR Martin’s personal supply materials. 

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Home of the Dragon: Trailer

HBO launched the primary trailer for its large new present in early Might 2022, and it is a fairly good have a look at what we are able to anticipate.

There are appears to be like at a variety of Targaryen characters and the seeds of a succession battle, together with glimpses of different main homes together with the Starks. You possibly can study extra concerning the doubtless plot beneath.

Home of the Dragon: Story

  • Based mostly on the novel Fireplace and Blood
  • Set in the course of the 300-year rule of the Targaryen Kings
  • Seemingly focuses on The Dance of Dragons civil warfare

The Home of the Dragon is an upcoming HBO present headed to the HBO Max streaming service. It’s primarily based on a number of the occasions from George RR Martin’s novel Fireplace and Blood. It is separate from the A Track of Ice and Fireplace novel collection and is about up as a historical past e book on the Recreation of Thrones Universe. It particularly focuses on the 300-year rule of the Targaryen Kings. Home of the Dragon, due to this fact, may also be set on this period.

One of many major conflicts in Fireplace and Blood is a civil warfare referred to as The Dance of Dragons. It is the aftermath of King Viserys Targaryen naming his eldest daughter Rhaenyra as inheritor to his throne, breaking Westeros’ misogynistic guidelines of inheritance and inflicting a warfare between Rhaenyra and her half-brother Aegon II for the throne. Either side have dragons and all the most important homes of Westeros get dragged into the warfare.

If you wish to study extra concerning the Dance of the Dragons, HBO produced an animated quick that is included within the Histories and Lore part of the Recreation of Thrones’s fifth-season DVD. It is narrated by Michelle Fairley, Pedro Pascal, and Mark Addy. (You possibly can watch it above, by way of a third-party supply on YouTube.) 

Home of the Dragon: Launch date

  • Headed to HBO Max, Sky and Now in August 2022
  • 10 episodes in season 1

Home of the Dragon Season 1 will premiere within the US on HBO Max on 21 August 2022.

Will probably be proven within the UK, Eire, Italy and Germany by Sky from Monday 22 August 2022. The Now streaming service may also present reside and on demand entry.

Home of the Dragon: Forged and Crew

  • George RR Martin is co-writing with Ryan Condal
  • Condol is a co-showrunner alongside Miguel Sapochnik
  • A number of forged members have been confirmed 

George RR Martin created the TV script with co-writer Ryan Condal. Condal is the co-showrunner alongside Miguel Sapochnik. They’re govt producers, as nicely. George RR Martin and Vince Gerardis can be billed as govt producers, too.

Sapochnik, who has expertise directing six Recreation of Thrones episodes, together with Hardhome, The Lengthy Evening, and The Battle of the Bastards, has reportedly directed the pilot in addition to further episodes. Home of the Dragon is Sapochnik’s first undertaking as a part of an overarching deal the place he’s anticipated to develop and produce a variety of content material for each HBO and the HBO Max streaming service.

HBO  introduced a number of the present’s forged quickly earlier than filming started in 2021. Suspiciously lacking from the listing was who can be taking part in Aegon II. Aegon, together with Emma D’Arcy’s Rhaenyra, needs to be one of many major characters for the collection. Here is a have a look at confirmed actors and the characters they’re taking part in thus far:

  • Paddy Considine – King Viserys Targaryen 
  • Emma D’Arcy – Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen daughter of Viserys
  • Rhys Ifans – Otto Hightower, Hand of the King
  • Olivia Cooke – Alicent Hightower, Daughter of Otto Hightower
  • Matt Smith – Prince Daemon Targaryen, brother of Viserys Targaryen
  • Steve Toussaint – Corlys Velaryon, or the Sea Snake, the best explorer in Westeros and head of the richest home
  • Eve Finest – Rhaenys Targaryen, Corlys Valaryon’s spouse and sister to King Viserys and Daemon Targaryen.
  • Sonoyo Mizuno – Mysaria, a slave who rises the ranks of Westeros

With most of Recreation of Thrones filmed in Northern Eire, film crews have been spotted in Cornwall, believed to be filming Home of the Dragon. HBO additionally just lately revealed the primary photographs from the set of the collection (beneath), giving us an up-close have a look at a number of the new characters. 

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Corlys Velaryon

Steve Toussaint will play Corlys Velaryon, aka the Sea Snake.

He is the best explorer within the historical past of Westeros, and the riches he introduced again from his adventures turned Home Velaryon into one of many wealthiest households within the Seven Kingdoms. The Velaryons have been one of many Targaryen’s oldest allies, courting again to earlier than the destruction of Valyria.

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Otto Hightower and Alicent Hightower

Rhys Ifans is taking part in Otto Hightower, whereas Olivia Cooke will play his daughter, Alicent.

Otto serves as Hand to the King and is likely one of the extra highly effective figures within the Seven Kingdoms when The Home of the Dragon takes place. His daughter Alicent is taken into account one of many nice beauties of the Seven Kingdoms and ultimately marries King Viserys after the dying of his first spouse. 

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Rhaenyra Targaryen and Daemon Targaryen

Emma D’Arcy and Matt Smith can be taking part in two of the Targaryens important to the story. D’Arcy will play the firstborn daughter to King Viserys Targaryen, Rhaenyra. Viserys names her as his inheritor regardless of Westeros guidelines of succession excluding ladies. 

Matt Smith will play Viserys’ brother Daemon. Daemon has his personal dragon, Ceraxes, and is a formidable warrior in his personal proper. Ultimately, Rhaenyra and Daemon marry as part of the Dance of Dragons. 

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Home of the Dragon: Are there different prequel collection?

  • Presently, solely Home of the Dragon has been green-lit
  • A prequel collection starring Naomi Watts has been shelved
  • Home of Dragons is a go as a result of it has supply materials

HBO determined to not decide up a pilot for a Recreation of Thrones prequel collection that was speculated to star Naomi Watts, in line with HBO’s president of programming, Casey Bloys. The present, which was written and developed by Jane Goldman (KickAss), was set to happen 8,000 years earlier than the Recreation of Thrones collection, specializing in humanity’s first encounter with the White Walkers and the military of the useless.

Bloys advised to Deadline that the issue with the prequel collection is it lacks supply materials: “One of many issues about Home of Dragons, there’s a textual content, there’s a e book in order that made it just a little bit extra of a street map for a collection order”.

Home of the Dragon: What is the newest?

5 Might 2022: First teaser trailer

HBO launched the primary correct teaser trailer for the present on its YouTube channel.

30 March 2022: Launch date revealed

HBO confirmed the discharge date of the primary episode on the official House of the Dragon Twitter feed.

5 Might 2021: Set photographs revealed

HBO has launched the primary have a look at Home of the Dragon with three photographs.

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Modifying by Max Freeman-Mills.