House of the Dragon
|House of the Dragon|
George R. R. Martin
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
George R. R. Martin
Cross Plains Productions
Warner Bros. Pictures
|Original channel||HBO, HBO Max|
|First shown in||United States|
|Original airing||2022 (expected)|
|Related shows||Game of Thrones|
|HBO.com: House of the Dragon|
House of the Dragon takes place centuries before the War of the Five Kings, and involves the dragonlord ancestors of House Targaryen as well as the Dance of the Dragons. The show is based on George R. R. Martin's Fire & Blood, along with the novella The Princess and the Queen and the novelette The Rogue Prince.
Conception and development
House of the Dragon was first pitched by George R. R. Martin in the summer of 2016, when he was still writing Fire & Blood. A similar project dealing with the Dance of the Dragons was pitched by Bryan Cogman in September 2017, but it was announced in April 2019 that HBO would not move forward with it. House of the Dragon was greenlit in October 2019 and has received a 10-episode straight-to-series order by HBO, who have hired Miguel Sapochnik to direct the pilot episode and additional episodes. In addition to Sapochnik, Ryan Condal will serve as co-showrunner. George R. R. Martin, Vince Gerardis, and Casey Bloys have been attached as executive producers, and Wes Tooke, Claire Kiechel, Ti Mikkel, Sara Hess, and Charmaine DeGraté as writers. Although Martin has expressed interest in writing an episode, he wishes to first finish The Winds of Winter. Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi is returning to compose the music of House of the Dragon.
- Emma D'Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen
- Olivia Cooke as Lady Alicent Hightower
- Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen
- Paddy Considine as King Viserys I Targaryen
- Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower
- Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon
- Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria
- Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Targaryen
- Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole
- Graham McTavish as TBA
- John Macmillan as TBA
- TBA as Prince Aegon Targaryen
- TBA as Ser Harrold Westerling
- TBA as Mushroom
- TBA as Laena Velaryon
- TBA as Laenor Velaryon
- TBA as Ser Arryk Cargyll
- TBA as Ser Erryk Cargyll
The first season of House of the Dragon is being filmed in the United Kingdom and Spain. Filming began on April 5th 2021 in London, at Leavesden Studios, as well as the island castle of St. Michael's Mount in Cornwall.
House of the Dragon is, according to HBO programming chief Casey Bloys, expected to premiere in 2022.
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- HBO.com: House of the Dragon
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- "Winter Is Coming: House of the Dragon has one more "Lead Character" to cast"
- The Illuminerdi, "House of the Dragon: More Fire and Blood Characters Confirmed for Game of Thrones Prequel"
- The Illuminerdi, "House of the Dragon Start Date Revealed"
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