Game of Thrones 'House of the Dragon' to premiere Aug. 21 on HBO

House of the Dragon is a Game of Thrones prequel centered on House Targaryen.

The new series starring Matt Smith and Emma D’Arcy will debut on HBO on August 21.

House of the Dragon will cover events outlined in George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood.

Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon will take place 200 years before the events of the original series, but it will feature another feud for the Iron Throne. This time, the fight will take place within one family. The show will see the members of House Targaryen quarreling over who becomes heir to King Viserys I Targaryen (Paddy Considine).

The two major contenders are Princess Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) and Prince Daemon (Matt Smith), both of whom will start a war over their quests for the kingdom. And with House Targaryen in the midst of its golden age, fans can expect to see plenty of dragons.

The war in question — dubbed the Dance of Dragons — is referenced throughout Game of Thrones, but it will be fully fleshed out in the prequel. So, when can fans expect this new addition to the Game of Thrones universe? Fortunately, it’s headed our way soon.

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