The launch date for HBO Max’s “House of the Dragon,” a highly anticipated “Game of Thrones” prequel, has been set for Aug. 21.
“House of the Dragon,” based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood” book and set hundreds of years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” is a deep dive into the history of House Targaryen, the ancestors of Emilia Clarke’s tragic heroine Daenerys Targaryen.
The plot revolves around a bloody family feud over the famous Iron Throne.
New photos of the cast in character have also been released, including Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Olivie Cooke as Alicent Hightower, Rhys Ifans as Alicent’s father, Otto Hightower, Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Tar