Game of Thrones was a big show which garnered a massive fan base almost immediately after its first pilot episode. The medieval fantasy series became a global phenomenon during its eight-season run. With the end of the HBO hit show back in 2019, it was almost immediately announced that a series of new spinoff shows were in the works out of which one fast-tracked its way to the top of the list. Titled House of the Dragon, the show has been in talks ever since it was first announced and gained even more traction once HBO started dropping trailers and glimpses of it. Fans were more than excited to finally get some insight into the upcoming show but were still waiting for a release date.
Well, the wait is finally over. HBO has officially revealed the premiere date for its Game of Thrones prequel show House of the Dragon announcing that we will be returning to the fictional land of Westeros on August 21. This means that it will be competing against Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which debuts on September 2nd. It will be interesting to see the battle between Westeros and Middle Earth for the highest TRP rating. Also in celebration, HBO has released a series of new images from the show.
Just like its predecessor show, it features an ensemble cast including Emma D’Arcy, Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Rhys Ifans, Olivia Cooke, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, and Fabien Frankel among others. The new 10-episode series will be based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, specifically recounting the height of the Targaryen dynasty in Westeros — chronicling what happened before and during the Dance of the Dragons, a destructive civil war between the Targaryens as they wrestled one another for the Iron Throne.