"Fire will reign"
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House of the Dragon, also known as Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon,[1] is an upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series. The series was greenlit by HBO in October 2019. House of the Dragon will heavily involve the dragonlord ancestors of Daenerys, 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.[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 is expected to premiere in 2022.[4]

Overview

The concept for House of the Dragon was first pitched by George R.R. Martin in the summer of 2016.[5] 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.

Plot

"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."
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Production

Season 1

Cast

Crew

Producers
Writers
Directors
Staff

Image gallery

Concept art

Behind the scenes

Advertising

Promotional stills

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