House of the Dragon is currently a prequel series for Game of Thrones. Now there are also some first pictures.
The dance of the dragons as a series
We see in the pictures Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) and Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith). After the death of her father Viserys I, Rhaenyra proclaimed herself queen and seized the Iron Throne. Her husband Daemon fought with her in the so called “Dance of Dragons”.
Another picture shows Corlys Velaryon (Steve Touissant), also known as Sea Snake, a legendary seafarer who should have been entitled to the throne due to his marriage to Rhaenys Targaryen.
Alicent and Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans) can also be seen in one picture. Alicent (Olivia Cooke) is the wife of Viserys I. Targaryen and stepmother of Rhaenyra and should have sat on the Iron Throne after his death, but this was denied to her by Viserys daughter Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. This conflict led to the war known as the “Dance of the Dragons”.
So, with the new House of the Dragon series, we’re getting another story about intrigue, betrayal and war, just like the Game of Thrones. If you want to read the story beforehand, you can do so in the book Fire and Blood – First Book: Rise and Fall of the House of Targaryen of Westeros by George RR Martin. However, the series will embellish this story even further and garnish it with many details.
We’ll have to wait until 2022 for the series. The corona pandemic has led to delays in production.
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