The show follows the reign of House Targaryen from its beginnings, as the family deals with political struggles and familial strife to gain control over Westeros.
Along their journey, viewers will experience some familiar moments for those who have seen Game of Thrones or read Martin’s books — like the infamous “Red Wedding” — in new ways, as the show tells a new story.
The series also highlights some of Martin’s lesser-known characters and moments in Westerosi history that have only been briefly referenced in Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire.
Each episode is directed by Miguel Sapochnik — who previously directed some of the most iconic episodes of the original series — and written by Ryan Condal, who has produced the hit sci-fi film Rampage.
House of the Dragon is sure to be full of drama, action, political intrigue, and family secrets as viewers follow the Targaryens' rise to power. With a star-studded cast including actors like Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, and Olivia Cooke, fans of Game of Thrones won’t want to miss out on this new series.
From the reign of Aegon the Conqueror to his descendants' fight for the Iron Throne, all the way up to the Targaryen civil war known as The Dance of Dragons, House of the Dragon promises to be a thrilling return to Westeros. So fasten your seatbelts – it looks like we’re in for an epic ride!
House of the Dragon is sure to transport viewers back to their beloved Game of Thrones world, with an all-star cast and a story that promises to be full of drama, intrigue, and surprises. With its premiere just around the corner, fans of this beloved franchise can look forward to experiencing a new chapter in the world of Westeros. Get ready for House of the Dragon!
Premiere Date: August 21, 2022
Cast: Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, Paddy Considine, Steve Toussaint, Sonoya Mizuno, Rhys Ifans, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Emma D’Arcy
Executive Producers: Jocelyn Diaz, Vince Gerardis, Ron Schmidt, George R.R. Martin, Miguel Sapochnik, Ryan Condal
Co-Creator: George R.R. Martin, Ryan Condal
Co-Showrunner: Ryan Condal, Miguel Sapochnik
Writer: Ryan Condal
Director: Miguel Sapochnik