Third Outlander star joins ‘House of the Dragon’ as HBO releases first trailer

The first trailer for the new Game of Thrones prequel has just landed online getting fans of the hit series excited.

Dubbed House of the Dragon, HBO Max unveiled the first teaser for the new spin-off which is set just over a century before the current series and focuses on a devastating civil war between the Targaryens and the other great houses of Westeros.

Those who also love Outlander were given an extra boost by the news that a third member of the cast has also joined the new show.

Wil Johnson, who played Joe Abernathy alongside Caitriona Balfe’s Claire Fraser, appears in the trailer as Ser Vaemond Velaryon, the younger brother to Coryls Velaryon and commander in the Velaryon navy.

Fans were given a glimpse of Outlander star Wil (far left) who will star as Ser Vaemond Velaryon

Outlander fans were delighted to spot another familiar face in the trailer after Graham McTavish was cast as Ser Harrold Westerling and veteran Scottish actor Bill Paterson was announced to play Master of Coin, Lord Lyman Beesbury.

Graham has already been snapped on set mounted on a white horse in his Kingsguard uniform.

Who else is in the cast for House of the Dragon?

The much anticapted House of the Dragon trailer has arrived
The much anticipated House of the Dragon trailer has arrived

The glittering cast includes the likes of Paddy Considine (King Viserys I), Rhys Ifans (Hand of the King Otto Hightower), Matt Smith (Prince Daemon Targaryen), Emma D’Arcy (Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen), and Olivia Cooke who plays Otto’s daughter Alicent.

What’s it about?

Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood book, which details the history of the Targaryen family, the story follows one of the bloodiest eras of the house’s reign.

The Dance of the Dragons tells the story of a feud ignited between two sides of the family that spills over into the kingdom and sees a race to take the Iron Throne.

Did we mention there will be dragons… and plenty of them, with both Targaryen factions having their own.

Who is at the helm?

Many fans will be relieved to know that after the badly received final season of Game of Thrones David Benioff and D.B. Weiss won’t be in charge this time around.

Instead, Miguel Sapochnik (best known for his work on popular episodes like Hardhome and Battle of the Bastards) will be the showrunner alongside industry veteran Ryan Condal.

Ramin Djawadi, one of the most successful elements from the first show, will be returning to write the score for the new series.

When does it air?

The House of the Dragon is set to air on the new HBO Max streaming service in 2022.

What do you think? Are you excited to see the new show?

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