The first pics of the Game of Thrones prequel have been released

Jen Crothers
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The first pictures from the long-awaited Game of Thrones prequel have been released.

House of the Dragon takes place 300 year prior to the events of Game of Thrones, and will focus on the story of the House Targaryen.

The official House of the Dragon Twitter account posted this group shot of the actors doing a read through on Monday (26 April):

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Here's everything we know about the series so far:

House of the Dragon: What's it about?

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House of the Dragon takes place 300 years before Game of Thrones, and concerns itself with the fall of the House Targaryen. The series itself is based on author George R.R. Martin’s novel Fire & Blood.

House of the Dragon: Who's in it?

The House of the Dragon official account tweeted pictures of many of the cast on their first day. As well as Matt, the following have been confirmed: Paddy Considine (The Outsider, The Third Day) as King Viserys, Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel) as Alicent Hightower, Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers) as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.

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Sonoya Mizuno (Devs) as Prince Daemons’ unlikely ally Mysaria, Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) as Hand of the King Otto Hightower, Steve Touissant (Berlin Station) as Lord Corlys Velaryon, a legendary Westerosi seafarer known as The Sea Snake, Fabien Frankel (The Serpent) as knight Ser Criston Cole and Eve Best (Nurse Jackie) as Lord Corlys’ wife Princess Rhaenys Velaryon.

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House of the Dragon: When is it on?

You'll be able to watch HotD in 2022. It's airing HBO Max in the US, and is expected to air on Sky One and NOW TV in the UK.

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