House of the Dragon

House of the Dragon: let the dragons own the throne!


House of the Dragon, which takes place 200 years before the events of the popular HBO series Games of Thrones, is based on the Targaryen dynasty. As the fans are waiting for Avatar 2 till December, House of the dragon will quench their craving for exhilarating screentime.

Recently, a brand-new series trailer, including plenty of politics, dragons, and Targaryens, has been released by HBO. It surely sent shivers down the spine! You can enjoy the trailer here.

Everything you need to know about the most anticipated series of the month is just a scroll away!

What is the plot of House of Dragon?

The new series draws its main plot from the novel Fire & Blood, which trace back to the Targaryen dynasty’s invasion of the Seven Kingdoms. A chaotic time in House Targaryen’s history is shown in the series, one that pitted siblings against siblings and dragons against dragons. Obviously, the matter at stake is who should own the Iron Throne. 

While House of the Dragon picks up 105 years after Aegon Targaryen I invaded Westeros and established King’s Landing, Game of Thrones begins in the 17th turbulent year of Robert Baratheon’s rule. We will meet many Targaryens with diverse political aspirations and an entire palace of new suitors there. 

Most likely, the series will center on the first Targaryen civil war, popularly known as “The Dance of the Dragons,” especially considering what we know about the cast.’ More than a century after Aegon’s leadership, it was during this “dance” that dragons became inexistent.

Moreover, the trailer also indicates that we’ll witness Princess Rhaenyra as she struggles against the path she fears has been laid out for her as a mother and passive court ornament. So let’s buckle up to see some old-fashioned feminism.

Who’s directing the series?

House of the Dragon Director

While George R.R Martin has penned down the reference novels of both (House of dragon and Game of Thrones), the show is dominantly directed by Miguel Sapochnik who has won the 2016 Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for the Game of Thrones episode “Battle of the Bastards.” 

You’d also find it interesting that George Martin has personally recommended Ryan Condal to take the charge of series’ writing. Well according to us, the fans are definitely getting lucky here because Condal is none other than the creator of Colony.

However, for a more comprehensive overview of the direction of each episode, you can read up here

In response to the news of the series pickup revealed in 2019, Martin stated on his blog that “House of the Dragon has been in development for several years (though the title has changed a couple of times during that process),” he further added, “It was actually the first concept I pitched to HBO when we started talking about a successor show, way back in the summer of 2016.” 

What do we know about House of dragon’s cast so far?

House of the Dragon Cast

Well, the first half of 2022 was packed with startling Action thrillers with an outstanding cast that made the fans of the action world quite screen-struck. Similarly, House of Dragon also comes along with an extremely talented flock of actors.

The show’s first formal cast member was Paddy Considine. He is acting as King Viserys I of the Targaryens, who erroneously failed to foresee the war of succession that would eventually end his life. The three lead protagonists in the series are played by Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, and Emma D’Arcy. Of course, there are also the incidents that ultimately split the Targaryen family apart. 

Cook is Alicent Hightower, King Viserys I’s second wife, who devised a plan to place her son in power. Smith is Daemon Targaryen, Viserys’ younger brother, and the “Rogue Prince.” D’Arcy will impersonate Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the “would-be queen” who was named as her father’s heir and weds Daemon in the end. The more you read about the cast, the more you would be aw-struck seeing the attention to the details. 


House of Dragon will entice the heat of this summer as well as turn the clock back to the incidents that unfolded before Ned Stark ever visited King’s Landing. It will discover a much deeper and more hedonistic period than anything we saw from the crippled kingdoms under the reigns of Robert and Joffrey Baratheon. After winter is coming, the new hashtag trend would be #dragons are coming! Well, while you ponder over the provided details, you must also think about the ultimate question that the series will make you answer i-e, can women actually reign? I guess we have to wait and watch!

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