HBO Max has given fans a pleasant surprise with a first look at House of the Dragon, in the form of a Matt Smith-narrated teaser showing a number of scenes and characters from the show, as well as confirming several significant new cast members. See the video below, and the press release about new cast following that.
Blackfyre looks great, we have to say. So, too, does Daemon Targaryen’s tournament armor with the dragon wings on the helm (an idea we used on our game, Blood of Dragons, for Aemon the Dragonknight, grandson of Prince Daemon). And, perhaps the biggest surprise at all, a revised vision of the Iron Throne and its dais to try and bring it more in line with George R.R. Martin’s actual vision of as a monstrous, twisted construction. There’s even a tourney scene featuring Criston Cole (distinguishable by his coat of arms, ten black pellets on red, on his shield) and a knight of House Tarly (possibly the future Lord Alan Tarly, who sides with the blacks?), though the array of banners there are rather curious: Lannister and what looks like Lefford, perhaps Corbray… but also Bolton, Stark, and what might be a take on Manderly (the latter at a southron tourney seems okay to us… but the Boltons and Starks would be incredibly unlikely to appear at a tourney in what appears to be the Reach.)
We plan to screen cap and go in more detail at some of the images and scenes later this evening, for those curious.
The press release follows:
HBO has released the first official teaser for its upcoming drama series, HOUSE OF THE DRAGON. The teaser was first unveiled as part of today’s HBO Max Europe launch event.
Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, which is set 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” tells the story of House Targaryen.
The teaser featured the first official footage from the highly anticipated series, which contained several previously announced cast members in addition to the following newly revealed cast:
Wil Johnson as Ser Vaemond Velaryon - Younger brother to Coryls Velaryon and commander in the Velaryon navy
John Macmillan as Ser Laenor Velaryon - Son of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen
Savannah Steyn as https://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Laena_Velaryon”>Lady Laena Velayron - Daughter of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen
Theo Nate as Ser Laenor Velaryon - Son of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen
Co-Creator/Executive Producer, George R.R. Martin; Co-Creator/Co-Showrunner/ Executive Producer/Writer, Ryan Condal; Co-Showrunner/Director of pilot and additional episodes/Executive Producer, Miguel Sapochnik; Executive Producers, Vince Gerardis, Ron Schmid; Executive Producer/Writer, Sara Hess; Directors Clare Kilner, Geeta V. Patel; Director/Co-Executive Producer, Greg Yaitanes. Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood.”