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House Of The Dragon FIRST TEASER released by HBO

House Of The Dragon FIRST TEASER released by HBO
House Of The Dragon FIRST TEASER released by HBO


HBO has released its first teaser for Game Of Thrones spin-off House Of The Dragon.

Giving fans their very first glimpse of footage of the highly-anticipated prequel, the short video features star Matt Smith as he broods on a dark beach.

Matt plays Prince Daemon Targaryen and has been filming in Kynance Cove in Cornwall – the setting of the beach in the trailer.

First look: HBO has released its first teaser for Game Of Thrones spin-off House Of The Dragon, which features star Matt Smith as he broods on a dark beach

First look: HBO has released its first teaser for Game Of Thrones spin-off House Of The Dragon, which features star Matt Smith as he broods on a dark beach

The show is set 200 years before the ‘fall of the throne’ that fans saw play out in Game Of Thrones. 

Matt is heard saying: ‘Gods, kings, fire and blood. Dreams didn’t make us kings – dragons did!’

Images flash up of other characters, such as Milly Alcock as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, and Theo Nate who portrays Laenor Velaryon.

A clip sees a pair of knights on horseback, battling one another in a violent clash. 

Lead role: Images flash up of other characters, such as Milly Alcock as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen

Lead role: Images flash up of other characters, such as Milly Alcock as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen

200 years earlier: Theo Nate who portrays Laenor Velaryon is also featured in the trailer

200 years earlier: Theo Nate who portrays Laenor Velaryon is also featured in the trailer

The trailer gives little away, with dark, sweeping shots of candlelit halls and frantic-looking characters in a rush.

One shot sees an unknown man clutching firmly onto the handle of a sword; another sees two men fighting.

The end of the teaser sees Princess Rhaenyra as she approaches the infamous Iron Throne, from the previous series.

Fans seemed to approve, with one taking to Twitter to pen: ‘This looks so good! I’m so excited!!! House of the Dragon gonna be amazing!’

Fans seemed to approve, with one taking to Twitter to pen: 'This looks so good! I'm so excited!!! House of the Dragon gonna be amazing!'

Fans seemed to approve, with one taking to Twitter to pen: ‘This looks so good! I’m so excited!!! House of the Dragon gonna be amazing!’

‘Matt Smith is just perfect,’ another tweeted, followed by: ‘Looks so promising!’

One penned: ‘GAME OF THRONES IS BACK. HOUSE OF THE DRAGON LOOKS F***ING BEAUTIFUL.’

‘This is fire. Literally,’ said another, followed by: ‘Best TV show of 2022. Absolutely no competition’.

Matt’s character in the series is a dragonrider and the younger brother of King Viserys (Paddy Considine) and heir to the throne.

Action! A clip sees a pair of knights on horseback, battling one another in a violent clash

Action! A clip sees a pair of knights on horseback, battling one another in a violent clash

Prequel: The show is set 200 years before the 'fall of the throne' that fans saw play out in Game Of Thrones

Prequel: The show is set 200 years before the ‘fall of the throne’ that fans saw play out in Game Of Thrones

In July, production was paused after a person on set tested positive for Covid-19.

It is understood that the production shut down for two days, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

A spokesperson for House Of The Dragon told the publication at the time: ‘As part of the rigorous testing implemented for all production employees, a Zone A production member on House of the Dragon tested positive for COVID-19.

‘In compliance with industry guidelines, the production member is in isolation, and close contacts will be required to quarantine.’

Alongside Matt, non-binary actor Emma D’Arcy is portraying the 28-year-old version of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.

Swords at the ready: One shot sees an unknown man clutching firmly onto the handle of a sword; another sees two men fighting

Swords at the ready: One shot sees an unknown man clutching firmly onto the handle of a sword; another sees two men fighting

Matt is heard saying: 'Gods, kings, fire and blood. Dreams didn't make us kings - dragons did!'

Matt is heard saying: ‘Gods, kings, fire and blood. Dreams didn’t make us kings – dragons did!’

They join Eve Best as Rhaenys Velaryon, Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria and Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon.

The show will depict the war of succession between Daenerys Targaryen’s ancestors Rhaenyra and Aegon II, two dragon-wielding heirs to the Iron Throne, in a civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons.

The Dance of the Dragons saw Rhaenyra and her half-brother Aegon II fight over their father Viserys I’s throne in a war that lasted three years, and led to untold death and misfortune to the Targaryen line.

Rhaenyra was declared the heir to her father Viserys I, but upon his passing, Aegon II was hastily crowned and she swore revenge against him.

Origin story: Back in May Game Of Thrones fans got their first look at the upcoming prequel, with HBO releasing three official photos from the project

Origin story: Back in May Game Of Thrones fans got their first look at the upcoming prequel, with HBO releasing three official photos from the project

She was shortly crowned queen with their father’s stolen crown, thus leading to a power struggle between the two.

Rhaenyra wed her uncle Daemon following the death of her first husband Ser Laenor Velaryon, prior to the Dance of the Dragons, and he helped support her campaign against her half-brother.

Casting began last year, and the prequel is due to be released in spring 2022.

Back in May Game Of Thrones fans got their first look at the upcoming prequel, with HBO releasing three official photos from the project.

In the photos The Crown’s Matt and actress Emma appear as the royals Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Prince Daemon Targaryen, seen with the same white-blonde locks Emilia Clarke‘s character Daenerys Targaryen wore in the original.

Outsiders: Olivia Cooke and Rhys Ifans were seen in another shot, donning dark green to represent their their lineage: House Hightower. The pair play Alicent Hightower, King Viserys I Targaryen's second wife, and Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King

Outsiders: Olivia Cooke and Rhys Ifans were seen in another shot, donning dark green to represent their their lineage: House Hightower. The pair play Alicent Hightower, King Viserys I Targaryen’s second wife, and Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King

High seas: Steve Toussaint wore white dreadlocks and a sea-weathered stare while transforming into Lord Corlys Velaryon, also known as the Sea Snake. He will later become Hand to Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen

High seas: Steve Toussaint wore white dreadlocks and a sea-weathered stare while transforming into Lord Corlys Velaryon, also known as the Sea Snake. He will later become Hand to Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen

House Of The Dragon was created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal, who also wrote the pilot script that earned the series a 10-episode production order. 

Miguel Sapochnik will join Condal as showrunner, as well as directing the pilot and additional episodes. Sapochnik is no stranger to the Reach, earning an Emmy for his work on the original Game Of Thrones.

The spin-off began shooting in April, with the stars seen filming in rural Cornwall, England.

In April, speculation mounted that the prequel is being filmed in the southern county, after crews were spotted in different locations last week. 

Power struggle: House Of The Dragon will depict the war of succession between Daenerys Targaryen's ancestors Rhaenyra and Aegon II, two dragon-wielding heirs to the Iron Throne, in a civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons. (Pictured Emilia Clarke as Daenerys)

Power struggle: Rhaenyra and her half-brother Aegon II fought in a war known as The Dance of the Dragons (pictured above Harry Lloys as Viserys)

Power struggle: House Of The Dragon will depict the war of succession between Daenerys Targaryen’s ancestors Rhaenyra and Aegon II, two dragon-wielding heirs to the Iron Throne, in a civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons. (Pictured left, Emilia Clarke and Harry Lloys as Daenerys and Viserys)

Worth the wait: The House Of The Dragon is aiming for a spring 2022 release and has been filming in Cornwall, England since April

Worth the wait: The House Of The Dragon is aiming for a spring 2022 release and has been filming in Cornwall, England since April

Pictures emerged showing a film set had appeared on Holywell Bay beach, suggesting that it could be used in scenes featuring Matt and Emma.

And the medieval castle on St Michael’s Mount on Mount’s Bay in Cornwall where production was also said to be taking place bore a striking resemblance to the castle inhabited by Queen Cersei in the original HBO series, filmed in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

The castle has a breathtaking view of the North Sea with much of the filming said to be taking place in the lower reaches of the mount within days.

The production crew behind the series were said to have been given full permission from the family who still reside in the higher area of the castle to film there.

It had already been confirmed that filming for House Of The Dragon would begin in spring 2021, and would be filmed in the UK, at Leavesden Studios, which is owned by Warner Bros. 



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