A new trailer for House of the Dragon reveals Matt Smith’s Prince Daemon Targaryen in the Game of Thrones prequel series coming to HBO and HBO Max.
A new House of the Dragon trailer reveals Matt Smith’s Prince Daemon Targaryen in the Game of Thrones prequel series. The upcoming HBO show from co-creators George R.R. Martin and Ryan J. Condal, based on Martin’s 2018 novel Fire & Blood, was ordered straight-to-series in October 2019. House of the Dragon season 1 will have ten episodes and premiere sometime in 2022.
Martin and Condal’s new show takes place 200 years prior to the events of Game of Thrones and will focus on the Targaryen family, who at this point still sit on the Iron Throne. The show is said to depict a Targaryen civil war known as the “Dance of the Dragons,” considered the beginning of the end of their reign over Westeros. Early images have shown off a number of exciting new characters, and Martin himself revealed that House of the Dragon features 17 dragons, significantly up from Game of Thrones‘ three.
Now, a brand new trailer from HBO Max offers a look at a number of key cast members, including Matt Smith as Prince Daemon, the younger brother to Paddy Constantine’s King Viserys I. Daemon is said to be a mighty warrior and accomplished dragon rider, and will surely play a major role in the war to come. He is shown in the trailer looking very stern, and a voiceover that is likely Smith’s reminds the viewer that dragons are what have secured the Targaryen dynasty. Take a look at the trailer below: