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"Gods. Kings. Fire. And blood. Dreams didn't make us kings. Dragons did."

House of the Dragon is a HBO series based on George R. R. Martin's novel Fire & Blood from his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. It is a prequel to Game of Thrones, which adapted the main saga of A Song of Ice and Fire. The showrunners are Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik (who also directed some episodes of Game of Thrones). Composer Ramin Djawadi returns for the score.

The series is set 200 years before the War of the Five Kings and will focus on the second half of Fire and Blood, about the civil war called the Dance of the Dragons and the beginning of the downfall of House Targaryen, who have based their power on the domestication of dragons for war.

It was ordered by HBO for a full ten-episode first season and is scheduled for release in 2022.

Previews: Official Teaser.


This series provides examples of:

  • Cool Sword: The teaser trailer features prominent shots of King Viserys holding the ancestral Targaryen family sword Blackfyre, as well as his younger brother Daemon wielding their secondary ancestral sword in a tournament: Dark Sister.
  • Dragon Tamer: In the trailer, it is stated that "dreams" didn't make the Targaryens kings, "dragons" did.
  • Jousting Lance: Jousting knights can be seen in the teaser, charging at each other with such lances.
  • Prequel: The teaser states that the series takes place "200 years before the fall of the Throne" (referring to Robert's Rebellion, a Great Offscreen War 17 years before the events of Game of Thrones).
  • Throne Made of X: The Iron Throne (which is made of hundreds of swords) can be seen in the teaser.
  • Truer to the Text: There's noticeably more swords on and around the Iron Throne in the trailer, which makes it closer to its book description than it was in Game of Thrones.