HBO is formally franchising its hit fantasy sequence “Recreation of Thrones” with the launch of the prequel spinoff sequence “Home of the Dragon,” and followers bought their first have a look at an official teaser trailer on Thursday. “Recreation of Thrones,” the largest hit in HBO historical past, concluded its eight-season run in Could 2019, however even earlier than that, HBO had begun creating varied potential spinoff potentialities with the intention of greenlighting the one(s) they preferred finest.
Which brings us to “Home of the Dragon,” the primary spinoff to formally be ordered to sequence. The present actually appears like “Recreation of Thrones,” but it surely options all new characters and a distinct timeline. It really started as an idea developed by “Thrones” author Bryan Cogman, which was subsequently reworked. “A Tune of Ice and Fireplace” creator George R.R. Martin serves as govt producer alongside Ryan J. Condal and Miguel Sapochnik, with the latter serving because the present’s principal director.
So many could also be questioning, what’s “Home of the Dragon” about anyway? Let’s dig in.
“Home of the Dragon” Takes Place 200 Years Earlier than “Recreation of Thrones”
The large factor to learn about this spinoff present is that it’s set 200 years earlier than the occasions of “Recreation of Thrones,” which explains why not one of the “Thrones” characters seem. The lore of George R.R. Martin’s supply materials is huge, so there was loads to drag from, and certainly “Home of the Dragon” is essentially based mostly on Martin’s 2018 novel “Fireplace & Blood.”
In This Period, The Targaryens Are in Cost
You’ll recall that when “Recreation of Thrones” started, Robert Baratheon was sitting on the Iron Throne. It was his loss of life early in Season 1 that kicked off the eponymous sport of thrones, which discovered the Lannisters ruling the Seven Kingdoms and preventing off varied usurpers. One household that loomed massive over “Recreation of Thrones” was the Targaryens, with Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen serving as the first menace to the throne. At that time she and her brother have been mendacity low in exile, however “Home of the Dragon” takes place when their ancestor Viserys I is king.
Paddy Considine fills the position of King Viserys I Targaryen, whereas Matt Smith performs his youthful brother Prince Daemon Targaryen – a legendary warrior – and Emma D’Arcy performs Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Viserys’ daughter and subsequent in line to rule the Seven Kingdoms. Or so she thinks…
The Present Tells the Origins of a Nice Civil Struggle
The central battle of “Home of the Dragon” is who will take over the Iron Throne after King Viserys I, which within the historical past of Martin’s books resulted in a fantastic civil warfare that tore the Targaryen household aside.
On one facet have been those that supported Viserys’ daughter Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy), and on the opposite facet have been those that thought Visery’s eldest son by his second spouse Queen Alicent (performed within the present by Olivia Cooke) ought to take up the throne.
This led to a bloody, brutal battle contained in the household, however the excellent news for viewers is that because the Targaryens are generally known as “dragonriders,” these battles will presumably embrace numerous characters using dragons and preventing each other within the sky.
What Concerning the Lannisters and Starks?
There’s additionally potential to see some acquainted names aside from the Targaryens in “Home of the Dragon,” as the good civil warfare discovered either side recruiting members of the good homes of the Lannisters, Starks and others to assist them combat. We already know the present includes Jefferson Corridor taking part in twins Lord Jason Lannister and Ser Tyland Lannister, and may the sequence proceed previous one season, we are able to anticipate to see extra.
When Does “Home of the Dragon” Premiere?
HBO has set an August 21, 2022 premiere date for “Home of the Dragon,” with new episodes launched weekly on HBO and HBO Max.