For fans who have been feeling the blues after the lacklustre GoT finale last to last year in 2019 (HBO, 2011 – 2019), but still have been loving the series across the globe, Games Of Thrones has also equally missed you all so these are things fans should know about The Games Of Thrones prequel.
Ever since the prequel has been announced there has been loads of excitement in fans for the prequel to their favorite hit show GoT and which is why these are things fans should know about the Game Of Thrones prequel.
We take a look at all the interesting things fans should know about the Game Of Thrones prequel.
For netizens and fans that have loved watching the hit and iconic fantasy series The Game Of Thrones which entertained audiences as well from past eight years now and aired on HBO, since the much talked about and highly awaited prequel to GoT titled House Of The Dragon has been officially announced by HBO Max, fans have become more thrilled for same which is why these are interesting things to know about GoT prequel House Of The Dragon.
The much loved fantasy themed series which had been a cultural and pop staple from past so many years now, for HBO, Game of Thrones was one of the last few iconic TV shows of appointment viewing, a cultural phenomenon that was practically considered as criminal if not watched by anyone.
So, it’s not exactly surprising to learn but yes HBO is eager to haul and take us all back to Westeros (and beyond). After months of drama and speculative stories surrounding the final season of GoT and its multiple prequel series, HBO has officially given a green signal to the highly talked about and awaited spinoff series titled as House of the Dragon which is going to be based on the Targaryens.
According to HBO programming chief Casey Boys, it has a ‘likely’ premiere date for 2022 but even then the exact date of the release has been kept tightly under wraps by the channel and makers as of now. Now, the show has cast its major players and started production for same and leaked images from sets have only piqued curiosity amongst fans and audiences as well. There are going to be 10 half hour episodes.
HBO also released official character descriptions for some of the main players.
1. Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen: The king’s first-born child, she is of pure Valyrian blood, and she is a dragonrider. Many would say that Rhaenyra was born with everything… but she was not born a man.
2. Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen: The younger brother to King Viserys and heir to the throne. A peerless warrior and a dragonrider, Daemon possesses the true blood of the dragon. But it is said that whenever a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin in the air…
3. Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, “The Sea Snake”: Lord of House Velaryon, a Valyrian bloodline as old as House Targaryen. As “The Sea Snake,” the most famed nautical adventurer in the history of Westeros, Lord Corlys built his house into a powerful seat that is even richer than the Lannisters and that claims the largest navy in the world.
4. Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower: The daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, and the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms. She was raised in the Red Keep, close to the king and his innermost circle; she possesses both a courtly grace and a keen political acumen.
5. Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower: The Hand of the King, Ser Otto loyally and faithfully serves both his king and his realm. As the Hand sees it, the greatest threat to the realm is the king’s brother, Daemon, and his position as heir to the throne.
Official teaser of Games Of Thrones prequel:
On 5th October, HBO Max has officially dropped the first official video announcement teaser for House of the Dragon, which shows the stunning and breath taking visuals complete with the alluring set design and ominous music Game of Thrones was known for.
The short video offers viewers a first glimpse and glance at numerous characters in action, including Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, who has a stark resemblance to Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys.