HBO likely sent “Game of Thrones” fans’ pulses pounding after dropping the firstever teaser for the fantasy epic’s much-anticipated spinoff ,”House Of The Dragon.”
“Gods. Kings. Fire. Blood,” HBO Max hyped on Tuesday, along with the prequel’s maiden trailer, which they unveiled as part of the streamer’s Europe launch event, per an official statement from the streaming platform.
Set 200 years before the events of “Game Of Thrones,” “House Of The Dragon” chronicles the fall of House Targaryen and the events preceding the Targaryen civil war, also known as the “Dance of the Dragons.” It is based on George R.R. Martin’s book “Fire & Blood.”
The minute-long teaser, which is narrated by dragonrider Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith), doesn’t divulge much in the way of plot details.
However, it does reveal several key cast members: “Waking The Dead’s” Wil Johnson as knight Ser Vaemond Velaryon, John Macmillan as Ser Laenor Velaryon (the only son of Lord Corlys Velaryon) and Savannah Steyn as Lady Laena Velayron (Corlys’ only daughter).
They join stars Emma D’Arcy, who plays the king’s firstborn child Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen; “The Crown’s” Matt Smith, who’s playing Prince Daemon Targaryen — King Viserys’ younger brother and the heir to the throne; Rhys Ifans as Hand of the King Otto Hightower, who is at odds with Daemon; Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower (Otto’s daughter); and Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon (also known as the Sea Snake), a nautical adventurer and the lord of House Velaryon.
The 10-part series will air on an unspecified date in 2022.