HBO Max Drops First Footage of ‘GoT’ Prequel ‘House of the Dragon,’ But Something Big Is Missing...

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After two years of waiting for more Game of Thrones content, HBO Max has finally released the teaser for the upcoming GOT prequel, House of the Dragon.

The streaming platform dropped the first footage for the highly-anticipated series on Tuesday, which features a glimpse at the House of Targaryen before they lost the throne. Although it takes place in the Westeros universe, the plot is set 200 years before the events in GoT, so don’t expect to see too many familiar faces.

The short clip, which is narrated by Matt Smith (The Crown) as Prince Daemon Targaryen, shows images of a handful of family members, an iron throne that’s unlike one we’ve ever seen, a hand of the king pin and even violent jousts. The one thing missing? Dragons. “Gods. Kings. Fire. Blood,” Smith says over the video.

And while the teaser didn’t reveal an official release date, it did announce that viewers can expect the prequel in 2022.

In addition to Smith, other House of the Dragon cast members include Olivie Cooke (Ready Player One) as Alicent Hightower, Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers) as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Eve Best (Nurse Jackie) as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) as Otto Hightower, Sonoya Mizuno (Crazy Rich Asians) as Mysaria and Fabien Frankel (Last Christmas) as Ser Criston Cole. The series is being helmed by showrunners Ryan Condal (Colony) and Miguel Sapochnik (Game of Thrones), along with GoT author George R.R. Martin.

House of the Dragon is based on Martin's book, Fire and Blood, and it looks like we’re going to see a lot of both.

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