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“Game of Thrones”: First pictures from the prequel “House of the Dragon” published

Fans of the cult series epic “Game of Thrones” can look forward to the fact that the first pictures of the spin-off series “House of the Dragon” have appeared, which promise a lot.

Even if “Game of Thrones” celebrated its grand finale in 2019: fans of the saga, which is based on the novel series by the author George RR Martin, still have plenty of reason to look forward to it. In 2022 the prequel “House of the Dragon” is to appear. On May 5, 2021, the broadcaster HBO published the first images of the production. 

“Game of Thrones”: First set pictures of “House of the Dragon”

Three pictures from the set can be seen on the series’ official Twitter account. The first shows Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (played by Emma D’Arcy) and Prince Daemon Targaryen (played by Matt Smith). HBO also gives a short description of the individual characters in a press release, as reported by “BuzzFeed News”. The station explains to Rhaenyra Targaryen: “The firstborn child of the king, she is of pure Valyrian blood and she is a dragon rider. Many would say that Rhaenyra was born with everything … but she was not born a human.”

Daemon Targaryen, on the other hand, is described as follows: “The younger brother of King Viserys and heir to the throne. An incomparable warrior and a dragon rider, Daemon possesses the true blood of the dragon. But it is said that the gods throw a coin in the air when a Targaryen to be born.”

Image # 2: The Sea Snake

A second picture shows the character The Sea Snake, played by Steve Toussaint, standing on a cliff. “As ‘The Sea Snake’, the most famous nautical adventurer in Westeros history, Lord Corlys built his home into a powerful seat that is even richer than the Lannisters and claims the largest navy in the world,” the official said.

Image # 3: Alicent Hightower and Otto Hightower

Last but not least, another picture shows Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower and Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower. Alicient Hightower, according to HBO, is the daughter of Otto Hightower and “the most graceful woman in the Seven Kingdoms”. Hightower possessed “both a courtly grace and a political acumen”.

Otto Hightower, on the other hand, is the “hand of the king” according to the official description. For him, the greatest threat to the kingdom is the brother’s king, Daemon. 

“Game of Thrones”: Prequel should come in 2022

“House of the Dragon” is slated to appear in 2022, an exact date has not yet been set. Set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series tells the story of Daenerys Targaryen’s ancestors. “House of the Dragon” is based on George RR Martin’s novel “Fire & Blood” from 2018.


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