Full trailer for ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ drops ahead of Comic-Con panel on Saturday

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The highly anticipated trailer for the “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon” was released Wednesday, ahead of the show’s Comic-Con panel on Saturday.

The nearly three-minute trailer is the first time fans have seen the actors play their character, as so far they’ve only been able to reference on-set footage that has been released. made public during the filming of the series. .

In the trailer, fans are introduced to the Targaryen family in their darkest hour yet, and it features plenty of dragons.

The new show will tell the story of Daenerys Targaryen's ancestors, the Targaryen family, when they ruled Westeros.

The new show will tell the story of Daenerys Targaryen’s ancestors, the Targaryen family, when they ruled Westeros.
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The prequel series was first announced in October 2019, the same day that HBO Max announced the cancellation of another prequel they were planning, which was supposed to expand on The Long Night’s story, often hinted at in “Game Of Thrones”. “

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“House of the Dragon” is based on a book written by George RR Martin, the author of “A Song of Ice and Fire” on which the book “Game of Thrones” is based, titled “Fire and Blood”.

The book is set 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones” and tells the story of the Targaryen family when they still ruled Westeros. King Viserys I, played by Paddy Considine, is looking for an heir, because although he had a daughter, Westerosi law at the time did not allow women to sit on the Iron Throne .

Aegon II goes to war with his niece Rhaenyra Targaryen for the Iron Throne after the death of his brother King Viserys.

Aegon II goes to war with his niece Rhaenyra Targaryen for the Iron Throne after the death of his brother King Viserys.
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The show will then detail the civil war that took place between King Viserys’ brother, Aegon II, and his daughter Rhaenyra Targaryen after his death. The feud between niece and uncle became known as the Dance of the Dragons and divided the citizens of Westeros into teams.

“Game of Thrones” showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff aren’t involved in the making of this prequel series and have handed the baton over to Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal.

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“Ryan and Miguel did an amazing job, and the cast… just like with Game of Thrones, most viewers will only have heard of a few of the actors, but I think you’re going to fall in love with a lot of them. between them. (Only to be heartbroken later when… but no, that would be telling),” Martin wrote on his website last December. “I think the Targaryens are in very good hands.”

The show is based on a book written by George RR Martin titled

The show is based on a book written by George RR Martin called “Fire and Blood”. Martin agrees with Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal’s view of his book.
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Condal and Sapochnik are excited to embark on the project, but admitted it was difficult to get started in the shadow of ‘Game of Thrones’, which was such a big hit.

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“You can’t say, ‘Well, when we did Thrones, we did it like this…'” Sapochnik told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s something else, and it should be something else…I hope it’s seen as something else. But it’s got to be earned. We’ll be lucky if we ever get close to what the original series was, so we’re just gonna put our heads down and go on and hope that what we come up with is worthy of having a Game of Thrones title.”

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