Good news, Game Of Thrones fans, as HBO Max has confirmed when we can expect the highly-anticipated prequel House Of The Dragon.
It had already been announced that the upcoming new drama, which is loosely based on George R.R. Martin’s novella Fire & Blood, will begin production next year.
However, a new promo video revealing HBO and HBO Max’s slate revealed that the show is being pitched for a 2022 release date.
House Of The Dragon will l focus on the Targaryen family centuries before the beloved HBO fantasy drama and it will feature Paddy Considine as King Viserys I.
According to Game Of Thrones mythology, the Targaryen clan are one of the former Royal houses who ruled an empire and united the Seven Kingdoms.
Often followed by three dragons, their family declaration is ‘fire and blood’ – and they often left both in their wake as they attempted to take over the kingdoms and eventually the walls outside Westeros.
Earlier this month, it was revealed Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke and Emma D’Arcy had been cast in the drama.
Doctor Who star Matt will be joining the cast as Prince Daemon Targaryen, the younger brother of King Viserys Targaryen, who is described as being a ‘peerless warrior’ who ‘possesses the true blood of the dragon’.
Bates Motel actor Olivia will play Alicent Hightower in the series, the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King.
While not born a Targaryan, Alicent is closely connected to those who reign over the Seven Kingdoms.
Meanwhile, Truthseekers star Emma will portray Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, a fierce dragonrider. Despite being the eldest child of King Viserys, she is not heir to the throne, as that position is taken by her uncle, Prince Daemon.
House Of The Dragon will arrive on HBO Max in 2022.
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