House of the Dragon Trailer Promises a Fiery Battle for the Iron Throne

House of the Dragon Trailer Promises a Fiery Battle for the Iron Throne

House of the Dragon will mark an action-packed return to Westeros when it premieres on HBO Max on August 21, and that fact has never been clearer than in today’s new, official trailer. The Iron Throne will soon seat a new Targaryen, but blood will be shed before a decision is made. This prequel series set 200 years before HBO’s Game of Thrones will explore the battle between Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) and Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy), with the victor emerging as the new ruler.

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So far, House of the Dragon looks like a return to the fantasy politics fans know and love from the franchise. Regardless of how you feel about a return back to the world of Game of Thrones, there’s no denying that this trailer is doing its best to convince fans that the show will be worth the wait. Check out our best look at House of the Dragon in the trailer below.

House of the Dragon is the long-awaited televised return to George R. R. Martin’s gripping fantasy world after Game of Thrones came to a close in 2019. It looks like an exciting entry so far, but it’s far from the only project in the works. Most excitingly, we learned last month that Kit Harington is working to return as Jon Snow in a would-be Game of Thrones sequel series. Until we learn more about how else HBO plans to expand Westeros, stay tuned for updates.

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