Watch the First Trailer for House of the Dragon—HBO's Game of Thrones Prequel
By Dan Selcke
HBO has dropped the first teaser trailer for House of the Dragon, its prequel to Game of Thrones. Set more than 100 years before the original series, the new show is about the Dance of the Dragons, a brutal civil war fought between rival factions of the Targaryen dynasty. Brother will fight sister, friend will fight friend, and of course, dragon will fight dragon—a lot.
You can watch the teaser trailer below:
The trailer says the show takes place 200 years before Game of Thrones. The actual Dance of the Dragon kicks off around 170 years before, but the events that lead to it happen around 200 years prior, or even earlier, which matches the anticipated timeline.
According to HBO, the series is based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, and the trailer features several previously unannounced cast members, including: Wil Johnson as Ser Vaemond Velaryon, younger brother to Coryls Velaryon and commander in the Velaryon navy; John Macmillan as Ser Laenor Velaryon, son of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen; Savannah Steyn as Lady Laena Velayron, daughter of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen; and Theo Nate as Ser Laenor Velaryon, son of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen.
House of the Dragon is scheduled to premiere on HBO and HBO Max sometime in 2022.