Watch HBO’s New Trailer for “Game of Thrones” Prequel “House of the Dragon”

A fiery new teaser for the late-August release offers a better look at HBO's much-hyped follow-up to the fantasy hit

Matt Smith at Prince Daemon Targaryen in "House of the Dragon," HBO's new prequel TV series to "Game of Thrones." Watch the latest trailer here.
Matt Smith at Prince Daemon Targaryen in "House of the Dragon."
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On Thursday, May 5, HBO got fans of its breakthrough fantasy epic Game of Thrones looking forward to the end of August with the release of a new trailer for the network’s forthcoming prequel House of the Dragon.

Though HBO previously dropped a teaser for the show back in October, the fresh look at Westeros offers more details about what to expect from the spinoff series when it premieres on August 21.

With each episode estimated to cost around $20 million, House of the Dragon has big boots to fill if it hopes to live up to GoT, which won 59 Emmys over eight seasons before wrapping up in 2019. Set 200 years before the events of the original series, House of the Dragon details the history of House Targaryen. The show’s stars include Rhys Ifans, Olivia Cooke, Paddy Considine, Emma D’Arcy, Eve Best and Matt Smith.

“This is something else, and should be something else,” co-showrunner Miguel Sapochnik told the Hollywood Reporter last year. “It’s a different crew, different people, different tone. Hopefully, it will be seen as something else. But it will have to earn that — it won’t happen overnight. Hopefully, fans will enjoy it for the thing that it is.”

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