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Dragons are causing absolute chaos in the new House of the Dragon trailer. You can check it out below:
The new 10-part series is based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones.
Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D'Arcy) and her best friend Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke) are said to be front and centre of the new show.
The character's relationship highlights a divide in the House of the Dragon that leads to the bloodiest civil war the country has seen.
Reacting to the trailer, one fan said: "This show is going to be perfect."
"The competition for the greatest show ever is here," a second added.
"Let the fire unleash!!!" a third commented, while someone else echoed: "FIRE FIRE FIRE!!"
Another excited fan added: "We will return the House of the Dragon to its proper glory."
Following a preview screening of its first episode, a writer for IndieWire said: "#HouseoftheDragon REVIEW: FIRE WILL REIGN! Wow. Violent! Shocking! EPIC.
"Better than GoT & Breaking Bad. HBO does it again.
"This isn’t just another fantasy show, it’s the BEST series ever made! Great action & music too.
"A fitting end setting up what’s next. #HotD #GameofThrones."
Elsewhere, TheWrap reporter Brandon Katz commented: “The #HouseOfTheDragonHBO pilot very efficiently explains its context in relation to GoT, introduces its core characters, and lays out the central conflict of the series.
“It's an easy to follow premiere with vibrant colours and detailed texture. Absolutely a worthy successor so far.”
David Lightbringer added: “WOW guys just WOW. I’ll have more later but first take-away: this show is a HEAVYWEIGHT. It already feels.. more serious. They’ve really nailed it. Just wow.”
The full starring cast will include Paddy Considine (HBO’s The Third Day and The Outsider), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint (It’s a Sin, Doctor Who), Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel and Rhys Ifans.
Additional cast members include Milly Alcock, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Emily Carey, Harry Collett, Ryan Corr, 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.
House of the Dragon will be available to watch on HBO and HBO Max in the US and Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK on 21 August.