We are finally brought back to Westeros, three years after Game of Thrones ended, and there’s a confirmed release date.

On Wednesday, HBO announced via Twitter that House of the Dragon, the 10-episode prequel series to Game of Thrones, will premiere on Sunday, Aug. 21.

“August 21. #HouseoftheDragon,” the tweet read alongside a new teaser poster.

The series stars Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen; Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen; Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower; Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen; Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon; Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Targaryen; Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole; Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria; and Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower.

Based on George R.R. Martin’s 2018 novel Fire & Blood, the series is set 200 years before the events of the original Game of Thrones television series and will depict the story of House Targaryen before their fall from power and subsequent usurpation at the hands of House Baratheon.

'Game of Thrones' Prequel, 'House of the Dragon'


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