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WATCH: HBO Max reveals first teaser of 'GoT' prequel 'House of the Dragon'

Matt Smith and Emma D'Arcy in 'House of the Dragon'. Picture: HBO Max

Matt Smith and Emma D'Arcy in 'House of the Dragon'. Picture: HBO Max

Published Oct 5, 2021


The first footage from the upcoming “Game of Thrones” prequel titled “House of the Dragon” has landed, featuring a voiceover from actor Matt Smith as the series lead Prince Daemon Targaryen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the footage was unveiled at the end of WarnerMedia's HBO Max European launch event.

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“Gods. Kings. Fire. Blood," Smith could be heard saying over the dark and brooding minute long footage. He added, "Dreams didn't make us king ... dragons did."

Based on George R.R. Martin's 'Fire and Blood', the series, which has been set 200 years before the events of 'Game of Thrones' and will bow in 2022, tells the story of House Targaryen.

Alongside the teaser, new cast members for the series were also announced, including Wil Johnson as Ser Vaemond Velaryon, John Macmillan as Ser Laenor Velaryon, Savannah Steyn as Lady Laena Velayron, and Theo Nate as Ser Laenor Velaryon.

As per The Hollywood Reporter, other exclusive snippets unveiled during the launch event included the incoming third season of “Succession” and John Cena's superhero series “Peacemaker”, while it was also revealed that “And Just Like That”, the much-anticipated “Sex and the City” sequel, will launch in December.

Earlier this year it was revealed that HBO has another “Game of Thrones” spin-off was in development, which is based on George R. R. Martin's novellas about Ser Duncan the Tall and a young Aegon V. Targaryen.

“Tales of Dunk and Egg” is a prequel to the events of “A Song of Ice and Fire” – the books the fantasy drama series was adapted from - and would be based on the three fantasy novellas by the saga’s author George R. R. Martin.

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The one-hour show would follow the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall and a young Aegon V. Targaryen, over 90 years before the events of “Game of Thrones”.

According to Variety, the project is currently in early development at HBO but doesn’t currently have a writer or cast attached.

However, sources told the news outlet the show is a high priority for the network.

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