The wait for the much-anticipated prequel is nearly over: HBO has confirmed the premiere date for Ryan Condal, George R.R. Martin, and Miguel Sapochnik‘s Game of Thrones prequel. It will have its world debut on Aug. 21.
Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, and Fabien Frankel feature in House of the Dragon. Steve Toussaint, Rhys Ifans, Sonoya Mizuno, and Eve Best are among the cast members. The series, which is based on Martin’s novel Fire & Blood, picks up 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones. It revolved around the Targaryen family. Considine portrays the Targaryen king Viserys Targaryen.
The prequel, which was ordered straight to series, began production in April 2021. Martin and Condal, who authored the pilot screenplay, co-created House of the Dragon. Condal co-showrunners the project with Game of Thrones veteran Miguel Sapochnik, who will helm the pilot and subsequent episodes. Sara Hess, executive producer/writer; executive producers Jocelyn Diaz, Vince Gerardis, and Ron Schmidt; directors Clare Kilner and Geeta V. Patel; and director/co-executive producer Greg Yaitanes round out the production team.
House of the Dragon, interestingly, will premiere ahead of another big-budget fantasy series in development — Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. The streamer has already announced the release date of its imminent J.R.R. Tolkien adaptation, which will come out on Sept. 2.
Along with the debut date, House of the Dragon dropped a teaser poster and brand-new pictures.