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The First Trailer For The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel Is Here And It Looks Amazing!

I think we can all agree that ‘Game of Thrones’ was an amazing series, I know I was hooked from the beginning and I needed more.


Well, we are getting more, the prequel for ‘Game Of Thrones’ is called ‘House Of The Dragon’ and I can’t wait for it to release!

The full-length trailer has reignited my excitement and I am trying to patiently wait.

Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the series, set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.

HBO Max description of series

The new series is based on the book ‘Fire & Blood’ by George R.R. Martin.

I’ve now watched rough cuts of nine of the ten episodes, and I continue to be impressed. I cannot speak to the SFX, many of which are not in yet, but the look of it is great, and the acting, the directing, and writing are first rate. And yes, for all you book fans, it is my story. Sure, there are some changes from Fire & Blood — we could not present three alternative versions of every major event, not and keep our sanity — but I think Ryan Condal and his writers made good choices. Even some improvements. (Heresy, I know, but being the author, I am allowed to say so).

Martin wrote on his blog

The stars of the new series are:

  • Paddy Considine
  • Matt Smith
  • Olivia Cooke
  • Emma D’Arcy
  • Steve Toussaint
  • Eve Best
  • Fabien Frankel
  • Sonoya Mizuno
  • Rhys Ifans

Co-starring is the following:

  • Milly Alcock
  • Bethany Antonia
  • Phoebe Campbell
  • Emily Carey
  • Harry Collett
  • Ryan Corr
  • Tom Glynn-Carney
  • Jefferson Hall
  • David Horovitch
  • Wil Johnson
  • John Macmillan
  • Graham McTavish
  • Ewan Mitchell
  • Theo Nate
  • Matthew Needham
  • Bill Paterson
  • Phia Saban
  • Gavin Spokes
  • Savannah Steyn

For years, as some of you may recall, I have been saying the TV version of Shae, as portrayed by Sibel Kekilli, was a deeper, richer, and more nuanced character than the Shae in my novels. In a similar vein, I am vastly impressed by the show’s version of King Viserys, played by Paddy Considine, who gives the character a tragic majesty that my book Viserys never quite achieved. Kudos to Paddy, Ryan and his writers, and Miguel and the other directors. (There are a lot of great performances in House of the Dragon — or Hot D, as I hear some are calling it. You may never have heard of some of our actors, but I think you will learn to love them, just as you did with the cast of Game of Thrones).

‘House of the Dragon’ will premiere on HBO Max on August 21st, 2022!