See fiery ‘House of the Dragon’ trailer for prequel to ‘Game of Thrones’

The dragons are back this summer in the latest trailer for HBO’s “Game of Thrones” prequel series “House of the Dragon.”

And things are virtually to get very Targaryen.

Created by Jersey’south George R.R. Martin, original “GOT” scribe, and Ryan Condal, the show is set 200 years before the time of Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow.

The series, whose cast is populated past a fair number of platinum blonds, is based on the 2022 Martin volume “Burn & Claret,” a history of House Targaryen.

While Daenerys roamed the Vii Kingdoms trying to claim the Iron Throne — flying effectually on a rare dragon helped — her forebears were part of a dynasty that had not yet fallen. So hither, we get to meet House Targaryen in all its glory, dragons included (see trailer below).

The new show covers the Trip the light fantastic toe of the Dragons, the Targaryen civil war. And this calendar week’s trailer has many of the established “GOT” elements in play: talk of legacy, succession, jockeying for positions, palace intrigue, the prospect of women in power and at least 1 soaring dragon.

House of the Dragon

Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) and Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) in “House of the Dragon,” premiering this summer on HBO.Ollie Upton | HBO

Miguel Sapochnik, who directed “GOT” episodes “Battle of the Bastards,” “Hardhome,” “The Bells” and the epic Battle of Winterfell in “The Long Night,” is co-showrunner, executive producer and director of the pilot and other episodes of “Business firm of the Dragon.”

HBO released the first “Business firm of the Dragon” teaser trailer last autumn and appear the full ensemble of characters in March, forth with the premiere date for the show: Dominicus, August 21 on HBO and HBO Max. The show is the offset of several planned “GOT” spinoffs to see the low-cal of twenty-four hours.

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Here’south a brief epitomize of the characters:

King Viserys Targaryen, played by Paddy Considine. Per HBO: “A warm, kind, and decent human” who “merely wishes to carry forward his granddad’south legacy.”

Prince
Daemon Targaryen, played past
Matt Smith (immature Duke of Edinburgh in “The Crown”). Like Daenerys Targaryen, Daemon, younger blood brother of King Viserys and heir to the throne, is a dragonrider.

Princess
Rhaenyra Targaryen, played by
Emma D’Arcy (“Hanna”; Milly Alcock plays young Rhaenyra), is the king’s firstborn child and also a dragonrider. “Many would say that Rhaenyra was born with everything… but she was not born a homo,” HBO says.

Lord Corlys Velaryon,
aka The Sea Snake, is played by Steve Toussaint (“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”). Velaryon, who commands a navy, hails from House Velaryon, “a Valyrian bloodline as old as House Targaryen,” and is the most famous seafarer in the history of Westeros.

Princess
Rhaenys Targaryen,
a dragonrider played by Eve Best, wife of Lord Corlys Velaryon and mother of Ser
Laenor Velaryon
(John Macmillan for developed Laenor, Theo Nate for immature Laenor) and Lady
Laena Velayron
(Savannah Steyn).

Otto Hightower,
played by
Rhys Ifans, is Manus of the Male monarch. He thinks the king’s blood brother Daemon, heir to throne, poses a threat.

Alicent Hightower, Otto’southward daughter, played past Olivia Cooke (a young Alicent is played by Emily Carey) and raised in the Red Keep, is “the nearly comely adult female in the 7 Kingdoms” and politically savvy to kick.

Mysaria, played by Sonoya Mizuno, is an ally of Prince Daemon Targaryen, heir to the throne.

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Ser
Criston Cole,
played by
Fabien Frankel, hails from Dorne and has no land or titles, but is skilled with a sword.

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