Fire and Blood are coming. HBO just released the first official teaser trailer for the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon:
It was a surprise to get this teaser so early in the morning (Eastern time in the United States). The video was released via the HBO Max accounts as WarnerMedia looks to draw more interest to its streaming platform, where House of the Dragon will be released.
House of the Dragon follows the events 200 years before Game of Thrones and the fall of the Iron Throne, focusing on the dynasty of House Targaryen, their dragons, and the family’s civil war. A Song of Ice and Fire creator George R.R. Martin recently said on The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of podcast that there will be “like 17 dragons” in the series, each with their own colors and personality.
The 2022 release year for House of the Dragon as been known, and getting a teaser at this point could indicate it will be in the spring or summer window instead of debuting next fall. With the exception of Season 7, which ran entirely in the summer, and Season 3 (premiere on March 31), all Game of Thrones seasons began in April and ended in May (the final season) or June (all other seasons aside from Season 7). We’d expect a similar schedule for the first season of House of the Dragon.
House of the Dragon is obviously a hugely anticipated series with millions of built-in followers coming off the heels of the most successful series in history in Game of Thrones. Even with the show still in production, fans are thrilled with an early look at it.
House of the Dragon will air on HBO and stream on HBO Max beginning in 2022.