HBO’s House of the Dragon Unleashes a Fiery New Trailer

HBO debuted a new look at House of the Dragon.

The trailer focuses on the titular family which is slowly being torn apart by the Iron Throne. The video places special attention on Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) and Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) both of whom have desires to eventually take over the realm from King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine). Several new shots of the house’s intimidating dragons were showcased, highlighting the devastating power that Game of Thrones fans know only too well.

House of the Dragon is based on George R.R. Martin’s novel Fire and Blood, which serves as a prequel to the A Song of Ice and Fire series. Set hundreds of years before Game of Thrones, HBO’s latest fantasy series will chronicle the beginning of the end of House Targaryen, culminating in the much-discussed civil war known as the “Dance of the Dragons.”

While excitement for the fantasy series is still mounting, many fans are still wary of House of the Dragon. Following what many considered to be a disastrous final season of Game of Thrones, some viewers are skeptical regarding the spinoff. Addressing audiences who may be worried that the Targaryen-focused show may retread similar ground, Smith reassured fans that House of the Dragon is its own thing.

“We’re trying to make a show that’s entertaining on lots of different levels and has a similar scope and ambition to the previous show, in many respects,” Smith said. “But obviously, you’re never going to be able to re-create the success of Game of Thrones, because that was a very particular point in time. It was its own unique entity.”

Ryan Corr, who stars in House of the Dragon as Ser Harwin ‘Breakbones’ Strong, explained that while the spinoff won’t feature any of the characters Game of Thrones fans may recognize, the show will still be able to match its progenitor’s epic scale. “The sheer size of it was something I was amazed by,” Corr explained. “When you are walking into operational sets with actual jousting tournaments and full-level scale castles with fire cauldrons hanging on the roof, it’s a pretty incredible place to be. It’s like walking into a live Shakespeare play.”

House of the Dragon debuts on HBO on Aug. 21.

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