We’re returning to Westeros after a three-year hiatus for an all-new prequel series set in the world of Game of Thrones. House of the Dragon Release Date, Episode Count, Cast Checkout here
House of the Dragon Release Date & Brief
We’re returning to Westeros after a three-year hiatus for an all-new prequel series set in the world of Game of Thrones. House of the Dragon transports viewers to House Targaryen’s reign 200 years before the events of the original series, when King Viserys Targaryen ruled over the Seven Kingdoms with the help of 17 dragons. Our House of the Dragon premiere review stated that it “feels like Game of Thrones is back – and not in a Season 8 way.” House of Dragon will be released on August 21. If you’re curious about what it’s about or how you can watch it for yourself, read on.
House of the Dragon, based on George R.R. Martin’s novel Fire & Blood, is set during the reign of the Targaryens, 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The show follows the dynasty’s final years, including the Targaryen civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons. House of the Dragon will tell a more focused story than Game of Thrones, one that is less concerned with Westeros’ global politics and more concerned with the conflict within the Targaryen family, including the all-important issue of succession.
Episodes of House of the Dragon?
- Episode 1 (August 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT)
- Episode 2 (August 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT)
- Episode 3 (September 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT)
- Episode 4 (September 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT)
- Episode 5 (September 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT)
- Episode 6 (September 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT)
- Episode 7 (October 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT)
- Episode 8 (October 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT)
- Episode 9 (October 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT)
- Episode 10 (October 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT)
House of the Dragon Cast?
Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen
Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen
Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen
Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower
Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon
Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon
Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower
Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria
Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole
How to Watch House of the Dragon
Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon will premiere on August 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on HBO and HBO Max. The series premiere runs for 1 hour and 6 minutes. Subsequent episodes will be released each Sunday through October 23.