hbo max shared the official trailer for House of the Dragonthe prequel series of game of Thrones which is set 200 years before the original events of the saga created by George R.R. Martin. The preview shows the choice of a successor for Viserys I, who hesitates between giving the Iron Throne to his daughter, Princess Rhaenyra, or his brother, Prince Daemon.
Based on the novel fire and blood from the brilliant writer, the premise is mainly about an important internal dispute of the Targaryens, a clan that ruled Westeros for centuries and only fell when Robert Baratheon usurped power during the reign of Aerys II, Daenerys’s father. The past of this family alludes to great power sustained in their ability to tame dragons and the expansion of their military strategies.
In today’s preview, King Viserys I wonders who should be the heir to the throne, his legitimate daughter or his brother. Both have the same right to succession, but medieval law establishes that a man has the privilege of being preferred over a woman. Rhaenyra Targaryens She doesn’t intend to give in, so she will intercede in her decision to become the first dragon queen in history. On the other hand, her uncle, Daemon Targaryenswill do everything possible to disrupt their efforts.
In the present historical event within this fictional universe, there are other faces that will be key in the unique transformation of the royal lineage. Alicent Hightower will be one of them, due to its closeness and subsequent rivalry with Rhaenyra. The two forged a friendship during childhood, but the power will transform them into the worst enemies. “Our hearts remain as one,” she is heard saying to Alicent’s father, Otto, to which she replies, “Our hearts were never one.”
A cast that could repeat the same history of game of Thrones
When the first episode of game of Thrones came to light, no one expected it to earn a very big spot on television. It started with a cast little known outside of the UK, and over the seasons these stars rose to fame thanks to their characters who charmed audiences in different ways. doHouse of the Dragon repeat the same story? Nothing is said for now though it also has a large cast and a huge budget behind each episode.
The cast consists of matt smith as Demon; Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen; Paddy Considine as Viserys Targaryens; Eve Best as Rhaenys Targaryens; Steve Toussaint co.mo Corlys Velaryon; Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower; Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower; Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole; Y Sonoya Mizuno like mysaria. Also starring are John Macmillan, Savannah Steyn, Wil Johnson, Jefferson Hall, Gavin Spokes, Ryan Corr, Matthew Needham, Graham McTavish, David Horovitch and Bill Paterson.
House of the Dragon will debut on August 21 on the small screen with the broadcast of the first episode through the on-air signal of HBO and the digital platform hbo max.