— Tyrion Lannister (@GoT_Tyrion) October 3, 2013
In a manner, it’s the type of prophetic declaration you can additionally think about coming from a swimsuit at HBO or its company overlords at WarnerMedia, repeatedly, following the end-of-an-era Could 2019 finale of Recreation of Thrones. That was, after all, a singular second for the community, one which pressured HBO to in a short time come to phrases with a nettlesome dilemma doubtlessly extra fearsome than any Targaryen dragon: After a success as massive as Recreation of Thrones, what comes subsequent?
“The street forward” could certainly be unsure. However not less than when it comes to programming, there’s been no actual deceleration to talk of when it comes to HBO’s post-Recreation of Thrones means to insert new reveals into the cultural dialog. It’s given us, for instance, collection like The White Lotus, Euphoria, and Succession — all of them buzzy, popular culture touchstones.
In a matter of days, a Recreation of Thrones prequel series would be the subsequent addition to that record, by way of the much-anticipated, 10-episode Home of the Dragon, launching on Sunday, August 21.
On Thursday, HBO launched a brand new official promo video — titled Hearth Will Reign — to proceed stoking viewer curiosity forward of the arrival of Episode 1 (The Heirs of the Dragon). Take a look at the footage, the ultimate trailer being launched forward of this weekend, embedded under.
Suffice it to say, it actually seems like Thrones star Peter Dinklage may not have been off the mark in any respect when he promised earlier this 12 months that the brand new collection will likely be ‘actually f***ing good.”
Home of the Dragon solid, launch date, and extra
The Home of the Dragon solid contains Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Finest, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans. The present debuts on Sunday, August 21, with subsequent episodes launched every Sunday (which takes us by means of October 23).
Right here, additionally, is the logline from HBO Max. “Primarily based on George R.R. Martin’s Hearth & Blood, the collection, set 200 years earlier than the occasions of Recreation of Thrones, tells the story of Home Targaryen.”
If you wish to get an early sense of what Home of the Dragon is all about? Undoubtedly get your fingers on a replica of Hearth & Blood, revealed again in 2018. It purports to have been written by the Archmaester Gyldayn of the Citadel, in a method that Martin’s writer has in comparison with The Historical past of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Don’t let that dissuade you, although. Dragons, political intrigue, epic battles — all the acquainted components that Thrones followers beloved are current right here.
Certainly, the bloody, ceaseless jockeying for energy herein will little question rapidly hook even informal followers of the predecessor collection. “I positioned my inheritor upon the Iron Throne,” Viserys Targaryen himself muses at one level, recounting a dream, “and all of the dragons roared as one.”
Home of the Dragon debuts August 21 at 9:00 p.m. ET on HBO and will likely be obtainable to stream on HBO Max. New episodes will debut every week on the similar time.