Trailer of “The House of the Dragon”
Bloody battles between the Targaryens
06/05/2022, 1:55 p.m.
“Game of Thrones” fans can look forward to summer. At the end of August, ten episodes will follow the saga of George RR Martin. The new ‘House of the Dragon’ series shows the bloody power struggles in the House of Targaryen – 200 years before the time of Daenerys Targaryen.
The new House of the Dragon trailer has arrived. The HBO series can be seen on Sky alongside the US broadcast from August 22. Based on the novel Fire & Blood by George RR Martin, the TV series tells the story of House Targaryen, 200 years before Game of Thrones. At the height of the Targaryen Empire, a civil war breaks out over the succession to the throne.
“Men will sooner burn down the empire than see a woman ascend the Iron Throne,” Princess Rhaenys Targaryen (Eve Best) says in the new trailer. The dragonrider and wife of Lord Corlys Velaryon was passed over as heir to the throne in the Great Council because the kingdom favored her cousin Viserys. She addresses the words to a still-child princess, Rhaenyra Targaryen – she is the king’s eldest child. Emma D’Arcy plays the former Rhaenyra in the series.
intrigues at court
King Viserys (Paddy Considine) sits on the Iron Throne and has named Rhaenyra as his successor. The lords of Westeros, including House Stark and House Baratheon, have pledged allegiance to Viserys and her, as the clip also reveals. But schemes are afoot to change that.
“We’re playing a dirty game,” says Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans), the king’s right-hand man, to his daughter Alicent (Emily Carey). “You have the determination to win it.” Alicent Hightower grew up in the Red Keep, close to the King and his entourage. She possesses both a courtly grace and a keen sense of politics.
Matt Smith is also there
“History doesn’t remember blood, it remembers names,” says Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith), King Viserys’ younger brother, in the new trailer. He is considered another potential heir to the throne. Rhaenyra’s uncle is “a warrior and dragon rider like no other, and possesses true dragon blood,” he says of the character. The clip also features bloody scenes, dragons, and dragon eggs.
Steve Toussaint also joins ‘House of the Dragon’ as Lord Corlys Velaryon, ‘The Sea Serpent’. The most famous nautical adventurer in the history of Westeros made his house a mighty seat richer than the Lannisters and possessing the largest fleet in the world.
Sonoya Mizuno is Mysaria, who came to Westeros with nothing and was sold so many times she can’t remember. She nevertheless rises to become an ally of Prince Daemon Targaryen, the possible heir to the throne.
Fabien Frankel also stars as Ser Criston Cole. Cole is not entitled to any land or title, all he has to his name is his honor and his supernatural skills with the sword. Another candidate for the Iron Throne is Aegon Targaryen, played by Tom Glynn-Carney. He is the eldest son of King Visery, who will oppose Rhaenyra.
The ten-part HBO series is available on demand the night of August 22 on the Sky Ticket streaming service and via Sky Q, alongside the US broadcast, and can be seen on Sky Atlantic the evening of August 22 at 8 p.m.: 3 p.m. The episodes should be available immediately in German and in the original version.