The reign of House Targaryen begins. House of the Dragon, the prequel to Game of Thrones, is coming to HBO and HBO Max on August 21. Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen. – HBO Max. So, for the answer of “where can I watch house of the dragon” is HBO Max.
The first episode release date is August 21, 2022 and the second one will release on August 28, 2022.
History you must need to know before you watch House of the Dragon
1. First 5 Targaryen kings
First we have to discuss the time period related to this TV series and then we must learn house of the dragon family tree. As you know after the coronation of king Aegon( Aegon I Targaryen) started year 1 AC. Aegon I Targaryen (1AC – 37AC) was the first lord of the seven kingdoms and also the king of iron throne. After he was crowned this year 1 AC (After the Conquest) started. In Game of Thrones, seasons 1 to 8 are related to 280-300AC. House of Dragon is related to 100AC-140AC. It means the house of dragon story starts before the Game of Throne story happens.
Aegon Targaryen married his own 2 sisters Rhaenys Targaryen and Viseya Targaryen. First child was Aenys Targaryen to his wife Rhaenys Targaryen and the Second child was Maegor Targaryen to his wife Viseya Targaryen.
After Aegon Targaryen, Aenys Targaryen (37AC – 42AC) was the king and married Alyssa Velaryon. They had 6 children ( Rhaena, Aegon, Viserys, Jaehaerys, Alyssane, Vaella). After Aenys Targaryen, Maegor Targaryen (42ac – 48AC) was the king. He was the third Targaryen king to sit on the iron throne and he was know as “Maegor the cruel”. He Died In 48 AC, at King’s Landing. After that Jaehaerys Targaryen was the king (48 AC – 103AC).
House of dragon series starting from King Viserys Targaryen time period. According to the Targaryen family, he was the fifth king.
2. Before King Viserys Targaryen
King Jaehaerys Targaryen married his own sister Alyssane Targaryen and they had Aemon, Baelon, Alyssa, Maegella and Vaegon children. Baelon and Alyssa got married. They had Viserys Targaryen and Daemon Targaryen children. In the House of Dragon series you can see Viserys Targaryen and Daemon Targaryen. But the next king was Viserys Targaryen after Jaehaerys Targaryen.
3. Great council
After Jaehaerys Targaryen, the king must be Aemon Targaryen. But he died in 92AC. He had a daughter Rhaeyns Targaryen (you will see in the house of dragon series). According to their law, a woman can not be in the iron throne. So Jaehaerys Targaryen nominated his second son, Baelon Targaryen as prince of dragon stone. but he died in 101AC. So then Vaegon Targaryen will be the king. But he was an Archmaester in the Citadel.
Rhaeyns Targaryen married Corlys Velaryon (the sea snake – He was the lord of House Velaryon) and they had Laenor Velaryon child. But he was in the Velaryon family. Then they had a problem finding the next prince of dragon stone.
They decided to gather a council called the Great council. After the election in Great council, Viserys Targaryen won.
4. After King Viserys Targaryen – House of Dragon
According to the Targaryen family, Daemon Targaryen will be the next king after king Viserys Targaryen. But Viserys Targaryen decided is daughter Rhaenyra Targaryen to be the next Princess of dragon stone. He broke the Great Council law and let’s see what happens in the house of dragon series.
What is House of the Dragon about?
This is the showcase of “beginning of the fall” for House Targaryen and there will be a family civil war called “Dance of Dragons”. The show is based on Fire and Blood, a book Martin wrote in 2018 as I mention above. Fire and Blood is the first of two volumes Martin is writing on the Targaryen dynasty: House of the Dragon picks up roughly halfway through it.
This TV show depicts the beginning of the end for the Targaryens. It follows what in A Song of Ice and Fire lore is called the Dance of the Dragons — a civil war that erupts after two Targaryens voice countering claims to the Iron Throne. – CNET
Trailer for House of the Dragon?
HBO released the first official teaser for House of the Dragon on October 5, 2021.
And the they released the second Official Teaser Trailer on May 5, 2022.
Here is the Official trailer released on July 20, 2022.
Cast of house of the dragon
- Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen – played by Emma D’arcy
- Young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen – Milly Alcock
- Prince Daemon Targaryen – by Matt Smith
- King Viserys Targaryen – by Paddy Considine
- Otto Hightower – by Rhys Ifans
- Alicent Hightower – by Olivia Cookie
- Lord Corlys Velaryon, “The Sea Snake” – by Steve Toussaint
- Princess Rhaenys Targaryen – by Eve Best
- Ser Criston Cole – by Fabien Frankel
- Mysaria – by Sonoya Mizuno
For more details about cast you can read in here
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