A new trailer for House of the Dragon released during Comic-Con has given the best insight yet at the hugely-anticipated Game Of Thrones prequel.
The House of the Dragon — the first spin-off to “Thrones” set in George RR Martin’s fictional world of Westeros — follows the titular family’s civil war for the Iron Throne.
The trailer dropped ahead of a panel at this week’s Comic-Con in San Diego, where 135,000 screaming fans descended for the comic book, science fiction and fantasy extravaganza.
The prequel series will premier in Los Angeles next week ahead of its release in Australia on August 22.
HBO hopes its can match the wild popularity of the original “Thrones,” which spawned countless imitations and delivered a record 59 Emmys awards.
Starring Matt Smith, Rhys Ifans and Emma D’Arcy, “House of the Dragon” tells the story of the murderous, dragon-breeding Targaryen family, some 300 years before the events of “Thrones.”
Its stars were set to appear in Comic-Con’s Hall H immediately after a movie presentation from HBO’s sister company Warner Bros. Pictures.
The series is based on author George RR Martin’s Fire And Blood, published by HarperCollins. The new trailer gives a clearer look at the Targaryen’s conquest of Westeros.
House of the Dragon takes place 200 years before the events of Game Of Thrones and will detail the peak of the Targaryen empire and the bloody reign that led to its downfall.
The series will chronicle the events leading up to and surrounding the Dance of the Dragons, which is the name given to the civil war that broke out among the Targaryens over the succession of the Iron Throne.
The trailer shows the great families of Stark and Baratheon swearing fealty to both king Viserys Targaryen, played by Paddy Considine, and his heir Princess Rhaenyra, played by Emma D’Arcy.
Game Of Thrones author George RR Martin has said in a blog post: “For what it’s worth, those who have read [my novel] Fire & Blood will realize it contains enough materials for a dozen shows. I can say that there will be dragons. Everyone else has said that, so why not me?”
House Of The Dragon will be available to stream on BINGE and watch on Foxtel from August 22 in Australia.
You can watch the previous seasons of Game Of Thrones and related content on both services now.
Originally published as House of the Dragon main trailer roars with first full look at Game of Thrones prequel