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Watch extra thrilling House of the Dragon footage forward of this weekend’s debut


The avenue forward is uncertain, Viserys Targaryen warns in new promo footage launched forward of this weekend’s debut of House of the Dragon on HBO and HBO Max. “But the end is clear.”

In a way, it’s the sort of prophetic declaration you’ll moreover take into consideration coming from a go properly with at HBO or its firm overlords at WarnerMedia, repeatedly, following the end-of-an-era May 2019 finale of Game of Thrones. That was, in truth, a singular second for the group, one which compelled HBO to in a short while come to phrases with a nettlesome dilemma most likely extra fearsome than any Targaryen dragon: After profitable as enormous as Game of Thrones, what comes subsequent?

“The road ahead” would possibly definitely be uncertain. But not lower than by approach of programming, there’s been no precise deceleration to speak of by approach of HBO’s post-Game of Thrones talent to insert new displays into the cultural dialog. It’s given us, for example, assortment like The White Lotus, Euphoria, and Succession — all of them buzzy, fashionable tradition touchstones.

In a matter of days, a Game of Thrones prequel assortment can be the subsequent addition to that report, by approach of the much-anticipated, 10-episode House of the Dragon, launching on Sunday, August 21.

On Thursday, HBO launched a model new official promo video — titled Fire Will Reign — to proceed stoking viewer curiosity forward of the arrival of Episode 1 (The Heirs of the Dragon). Check out the footage, the final trailer being launched forward of this weekend, embedded underneath.

Suffice it to say, it truly appears to be like Thrones star Peter Dinklage gained’t have been off the mark the least bit when he promised earlier this yr that the model new assortment will most likely be ‘truly f***ing good.”

READ MORE: Everything to search out out about HBO Max’s most anticipated current of the yr, coming this weekend

House of the Dragon solid, launch date, and extra

The House of the Dragon solid comprises Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans. The current debuts on Sunday, August 21, with subsequent episodes launched each Sunday (which takes us through October 23).

Here, moreover, is the logline from HBO Max. “Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the series, set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.”

Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen in HBO’s “House of the Dragon.” Image provide: Ollie Upton/HBO

If you must get an early sense of what House of the Dragon is all about? Definitely get your fingers on a reproduction of Fire & Blood, printed once more in 2018. It purports to have been written by the Archmaester Gyldayn of the Citadel, in a way that Martin’s author has as compared with The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Don’t let that dissuade you, though. Dragons, political intrigue, epic battles — all the acquainted components that Thrones followers preferred are present proper right here.

Indeed, the bloody, ceaseless jockeying for vitality herein will little query shortly hook even casual followers of the predecessor assortment. “I placed my heir upon the Iron Throne,” Viserys Targaryen himself muses at one degree, recounting a dream, “and all the dragons roared as one.”

House of the Dragon debuts August 21 at 9:00 p.m. ET on HBO and can most likely be on the market to stream on HBO Max. New episodes will debut each week on the an identical time.

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