HBO Max woke the dragon. Timed to an international press event for the streaming platform's rollout in Europe, WarnerMedia debuted in the wee hours of Tuesday morning the first teaser trailer for House of the Dragon, the highly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel.
Based on George R.R. Martin's book Fire and Blood, published in 2018, House of the Dragon is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. It's the story of the Targaryen dynasty and the civil war that scorched the House's history.
Paddy Considine is King Viserys Targaryen, successor of King Jaehaerys Targaryen to sit upon the Iron Throne of Westeros. His first born, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D'Arcy), is a dragonrider, while his younger brother, Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith), is heir to the throne.