Fans of Game of Thrones and those patiently waiting to see any sort of announcement for the new spin-off series, House of the Dragon, were delighted to see a quick few shots of the new show set to air on HBO Max in 2022. The new spin-off series has promised the world tons of dragons, and from the quick few frames of the mini-trailer we saw, it sounds as if they truly plan to live up to their promise. The tagline, “Dreams didn’t make us Kings, Dragons did,” should excite many fans of the series, as the original Game of Thrones series only showed three dragons, well four if you count the White Walker zombie version.
The look at the dragons happens in the new trailer for 2022 shows on HBO Max. The brief look at House of the Dragon happens at the 0:34 timestamp.
HBO Max decided to surprise the world with a sizzle reel video on their YouTube page showing off quick snippets of new and returning shows, as well as movies, that are slated to be a part of the platform’s programming for 2022. House of the Dragon is one of the most anticipated, considering fans have been asking for more since the original Game of Thrones series ended in 2019. Coincidentally, the show follows the Targaryen family, the house that is known to be controllers of said dragons. Daenerys Targaryen was one such person. The character was a mainstay and fan-favorite on the original Game of Thrones series. Besides the tagline about dragons, we get a quick shot of what appears to be a cave-dwelling dragon at around 37 seconds into the trailer. See a screenshot below.
The new House of the Dragon series is set to be based on the George R.R. Martin Fire and Blood stories and takes place some 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones. Ryan Condal is set to be the showrunner and writer for the series, as well as adding Game of Thrones alumni, Miguel Sapochnik, who will direct the pilot and several other episodes. The presumed first season of the new series is 10 episodes long and follows the Targaryen civil war. The war was said to have damaged Westeros. This event in the Game of Thrones canon set the stage for the events of the original series.
George R.R. Martin was also part of a podcast called The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of where he revealed the daunting number of dragons that are set to appear in House of the Dragon. According to Martin, “And of course, I’m looking forward to the dragons, obviously, I love the dragons. And we had three of them in Game of Thrones, but now we have like 17 of them…” Martin is not one to mince words, so the sheer fact that there are plans to have 17 dragons in this series is something to take very seriously. If Martin can kill off characters so easily, it will likely be that much easier to take down dragons.
With such rich history to pull from and George R.R. Martin returning as a consultant for the show, House of the Dragon is likely to be another exciting chapter in the mythos of Westeros. Hopefully, there will be more time given to this series end, unlike Game of Thrones Season 8, which we will all pretend never happened. House of the Dragon is set to premiere likely in the second half of 2022, as it began production in April of this year.