‘House of the Dragon’: Will It Breathe Fire Back Into ‘Game of Thrones’?

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Ever since Game of Thrones concluded in 2019, there’s been a collective void in all our hearts. Thankfully, the prequel series House of the Dragon is just around the corner now, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a series more hotly anticipated than this one!

Game of Thrones premiered on HBO way back in 2011, and to say it went on to dominate the decade, would, quite frankly, be an understatement. To call it unavoidable, a cultural juggernaut would still be to undersell it, that’s how impactful it’s been in the entertainment landscape.

In 2016, it became the scripted show with the most Emmy Awards in history, with 38 wins under its belt, and by the time it wrapped up in 2019, it had racked up 160 nominations and 59 wins total. The only series with more Emmys under its belt is Saturday Night Live, which has 86 wins, but they were accumulated over 47 seasons.

Needless to say, the bar for House of the Dragon is high, but from the looks of the cast and trailer, it may just meet those expectations.

Here’s everything we know so far about HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones prequel spin-off, House of the Dragon.

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What Is House of the Dragon About?

House of the Dragon is the prequel, spin-off to HBO’s super-smash hit Game of Thrones. The series is based on George R.R. Martin’s fantasy novel Fire and Blood, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.

Is There a Trailer for House of the Dragon?

There is! You can view it right here:

Who Is Starring in House of the Dragon?

House of the Dragon has a ton of big names attached to it, including Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel and Rhys Ifans.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Game of Thrones spin-off without a giant supporting cast. Additional cast members include: Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Emily Carey, Harry Collett, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Wil Johnson, John Macmillan, Graham McTavish, Ewan Mitchell, Theo Nate, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson, Phia Saban, Gavin Spokes and Savannah Steyn.

When Is House of the Dragon Premiering?

Mark your calendars, because House of the Dragon is premiering on Monday, August 22, 2022.

Where Can I Watch House of the Dragon in Australia?

Like all HBO content, House of the Dragon will find its Australian home on Foxtel-owned streamer BINGE. If you want to rewatch Game of Thrones before then, they also have all eight season streaming there, also.

Every episode of House of the Dragon will also be available to watch on FOXTEL in 4K Ultra HD.

What Time Will House of the Dragon Drop in Australia?

Time for an early lunch break! House of the Dragon will be available to stream at the same time as the United States, which is 11am AEST. Here’s what time that is in each capital city:

  • Adelaide: 10.30am
  • Brisbane: 11am
  • Canberra: 11am
  • Darwin: 10.30am
  • Hobart: 11am
  • Melbourne: 11am
  • Perth: 9am
  • Sydney: 11am

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