House of the Dragon: Release date, cast, synopsis, trailer & more

A prequel to the HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘House of the Dragon’ is the story of the Targaryens, the ancestors of Daenerys Targaryen and the civil war that started their downfall.

Release date

House of the Dragon premieres on August 21, 2022 on HBO Max.

Cast and creators

  • Emma D’Arcy
  • Matt Smith
  • Paddy Considine
  • Rhys Ifans
  • Olivia Cooke
  • Steve Toussaint
  • Eve Best
  • Fabian Frankel
  • Sonoya Mizuno

Created by: Ryan J. Condal and George R. R. Martin


“Set two hundred years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the beginning of the end of House Targaryen; the events leading up to and covering the Targaryen civil war, known as the “Dance of the Dragons.”

Other details

House of the Dragon is based on George R. R. Martin’s 2018 novel Fire and Blood. Its first season will contain 10 episodes. Composer Ramin Djawadi has scored the series, who has also scored for ‘Game of Thrones’.


Dragons make a striking appearance. The king, Viserys, is old and requires a successor. But who will be the heir to the famous Iron Throne is the question. The first born, Rhaenyra, or the king’s brother, Daemon? Both stake their claim.

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