Based on George R.R. Martin’s fantasy novel Fire & Blood, the series, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.
Production on the new series began in April 2021 and includes two new dragons alongside actors Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith, Steve Toussaint, Rhys Ifans, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, and Fabien Frankel.
The series also features Australian stars Milly Alcock as Young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Ryan Corr as Ser Harwin ‘Breakbones’ Strong.
HBO released the first official trailer for the highly anticipated series back in October 2021, unveiling the first official footage in addition to the newly revealed cast which includes Wil Johnson as Ser Vaemond Velaryon, younger brother to Corlys Velaryon and commander in the Velaryon navy and John Macmillan as Ser Laenor Velaryon, son of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen.
Martin was involved in the making of the House of the Dragon, meaning his attention has been diverted once more from writing the next instalment in the series of books that made him a household name and spawned the award-winning HBO series — much to the disappointment of fans who have been waiting years for the novel. However, all might be forgiven now that the prequel series is here to tide us all over.
So, where can you watch House of the Dragon and when will it make its small screen debut?
BINGE has announced that House of the Dragon will be available to stream on the platform at the same time as the U.S. on Monday 22 August. Fans can also catch up on all eight seasons of award-winning drama Game of Thrones.
Every episode of House of the Dragon will also be available on FOXTEL and all 8 seasons of Game of Thrones are available to watch now on FOXTEL on Demand.