Get ready to transport yourself back to Westeros because we’re finally getting a House of the Dragon, otherwise known as The Game of Thrones spin-off we've been waiting for.
HBO has revealed that the 'GoT' prequel, which focuses on the Targaryens, will likely premiere in 2022.
Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke and Emma D’Arcy are just a handful of names set to appear in the series.
Here's everything what we know so far about the much-anticipated House of the Dragon:
What is the House of the Dragon plot?
House of the Dragon is based on George R. R. Martin’s book about the history of the Targaryen family, Fire & Blood. It’s set 300 years before Game of Thrones.
In 2019, it was reported that Martin was set to publish a sequel to Fire & Blood (keep up) which should mean plenty more material for the series.
What is the House of the Dragon cast?
Martin and screenwriter Ryan Condal co-created the series, and Condal will serve as showrunner alongside director Miguel Sapochnik, who directed six episodes of Game of Thrones.
In October 2020, it was revealed that Paddy Considine will play King Viserys Targaryen, the chosen successor of Westeros following the reign of King Jaehaerys Targaryen.
In December, four more joined the cast, including Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower and Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.
The show will also star Steve Toussaint, Rhys Ifans, Emily Carey and Fabien Frankel, among others.
Given this absolutely stellar line-up, it’s safe to say this won’t be one you’ll want to miss.
How many House of the Dragon episodes are there?
There’ll be 10 whole episodes for you to sink your teeth into, and fans think the show will not only include the famed Dance of the Dragons, but also the funeral of Laena Velaryon, of whom Rhaenyra Targaryen (D'Arcy) was a friend.
Has filming for House of the Dragon started?
The show is currently filming in Cornwall, and there are some leaked pictures from the set.
Earlier this month, HBO Max shared the first teaser trailer (above), which has got us way too excited.
The short video offers viewers a first look at numerous characters in action, including Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, who looks uncannily like Emilia Clarke's Daenerys. Watch the teaser below.
And what about the other Game of Thrones prequels?
In May 2017, HBO had no fewer than five different prequel scripts in development.
Since then, several of the scripts have been shuttered or postponed. House of the Dragon is the only show with a series order.
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