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"Fire will reign"

House of the Dragon, also marketed as Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon,[1] is an upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series. It was ordered by HBO in October 2019. House of the Dragon will heavily involve the dragonlord ancestors of Daenerys Targaryen, as well as the Dance of the Dragons. The prequel goes back approximately 200 years to center on the beginning of the end of the once all-powerful dynasty that dominated the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.[2]

Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik will serve as showrunners and executive producers. George R.R. Martin, Vince Gerardis, Sara Hess, and Ron Schmidt will also serve as executive producers, with Greg Yaitanes as co-executive producer.[3] The first season will premiere on August 21, 2022.[4]

In May 2022, Redanian Intelligence reported that HBO had quietly renewed the series for a second season and that writing had already begun.[5]


The concept for House of the Dragon was first pitched by George R.R. Martin in the summer of 2016.[6] With the launch of HBO Max in May 2020, the House of the Dragon prequel is based on Martin's bestselling Fire & Blood. The first installment in the prequel book series was published in November 2018. It received a 10-episode straight-to-series order. Miguel Sapochnik will direct the pilot and additional episodes.

The title of the show derives from a passage from A Game of Thrones Chapter 3, Daenerys I: The water was scalding hot, but Daenerys did not flinch or cry out. She liked the heat. It made her feel clean. Besides, her brother had often told her that it was never too hot for a Targaryen. "Ours is the house of the dragon," he would say. "The fire is in our blood."


"The prequel series finds the Targaryen dynasty at the absolute apex of its power, with more than 15 dragons under their yoke. Most empires—real and imagined—crumble from such heights. In the case of the Targaryens, their slow fall begins almost 193 years before the events of Game of Thrones, when King Viserys Targaryen breaks with a century of tradition by naming his daughter Rhaenyra heir to the Iron Throne. But when Viserys later fathers a son, the court is shocked when Rhaenyra retains her status as his heir, and seeds of division sow friction across the realm."


This list of characters describes their location and status as of the first episode of the series.

House Targaryen

Main article: House Targaryen

House Hightower

Main article: House Hightower

House Velaryon

Main article: House Velaryon

House Strong

Main article: House Strong

House Lannister

Main article: House Lannister

In King's Landing






Each cinematographer (director of photography) is paired with a specific director's filming unit:


  • Ramin Djawadi: composer
  • Jany Temime: costume designer
  • Jim Clay: production designer
  • Tim Porter: film editor
  • Crispin Green: film editor
  • Lauren DeSantis: virtual production coordinator
  • Simon Brindle: costume armor supervisor
  • David J. Peterson: language consultant
  • Michael Dawson: visual effects supervisor
  • Daren Bailey: marine coordinator
  • Steve Weightman: key grip
  • Jack Parry: best boy grip
  • Clive Williams: Libra Head technician
  • Kate Rhodes James: casting director

Filming locations

Main article: House of the Dragon filming locations

External links


  1. House of the Dragon Twitter account
  2. ‘Game Of Thrones’ Spinoff ‘House Of The Dragon’ Gets Straight To Series Go-Ahead From HBO, Deadline, October 29, 2019
  3. House of the Dragon | Official Website for the HBO Series |
  4. Official Twitter account: "The series will premiere in 2022". January 1, 2021.
  6. The Dragons Take Wing George R. R. Martin, Not A Blog, October 30, 2019 - retrieved October 31, 2019
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 ‘House Of the Dragon’: Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best & Sonoya Mizuno Join HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 HBO Releases First Official Teaser For HOUSE OF THE DRAGON
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 ‘House Of The Dragon’: Ryan Corr, Jefferson Hall & David Horovitch Among 7 Cast In ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Series
  15. Not A Blog, George R.R. Martin, April 15th, 2021.