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GOT: House of the Dragon Trailer Promises Plenty of Fire and Blood

CBR 8/18/2022 Narayan Liu
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With the release of House of the Dragon's premiere episode only days away, HBO dropped a brief teaser offering audiences a glimpse at the fire and blood the show will bring to Westeros.

On top of the Targaryen family's musings on power and warfare, the minute-long teaser offers audiences a look at the house's squadron of dragons, soaring across ocean and sky and raining fire on invading forces. "We are better defended," Viserys I says in the clip. "Against who?" asks Rhaenyra. Viserys responds, "Whomever may dare to challenge us."

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Set several hundred years before the events of Game of Thrones, the upcoming House of the Dragon follows House Targaryen at its peak-- when the family continued to consist of dragon riders and powerful kings. The show is based on author George R.R. Martin's Fire & Blood, which was written in the style of an encyclopaedia from the perspective of Archmaester Gyldayn.

A Game of Thrones Legacy

But while there is some time separating the events of House of the Dragon and the War of the Five Kings or the march of the White Walkers, co-showrunner Ryan Condal recently explained the upcoming series will link to its predecessor and suggested it may enhance how audiences view some of Game of Thrones' characters. "You get a sense of what Daenerys was longing for - all the stories that she's heard about the greatness of the dynasty, the dozens of princes and princesses, the 17 dragons, and the 60 years of peace and prosperity. This is all at the time of House of the Dragon," he said.

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Game of Thrones premiered in 2011 and ran for eight seasons until 2019. Throughout its run, the show adapted the events and characters of Martin's novel saga, A Song of Ice and Fire, and was met with critical acclaim in its earlier seasons. The final season of the series, however, was met with backlash from fans who criticized the characterization of figures as well as the rushed conclusion of Season 8's six episodes. Critics too offered mixed reviews for the series' end.

Still, the show went on to win a multitude of awards including several Primetime Emmys. HBO is evidently expecting similar success with House of the Dragon, as a second season is already reportedly in development. While this has not been officially confirmed, HBO and HBO Max Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys previously stated, "If I were betting, I'd say there’s a pretty good shot that House of the Dragon will get a season two. But we tend to like things to air and give it some time. That said, on most shows, we’ll do preparation and put ourselves in a good position to move forward."

House of the Dragon is scheduled to soar onto HBO Max on Aug. 21.

Source: YouTube

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