GOT spin-off show 'House of the Dragon' set to air this August

GOT spin-off show 'House of the Dragon' set to air this August

For the night is dark and full of terror

The new Game of Thrones prequel, 'House of the Dragon' , is coming to our screens this year.

The show, set before the events of its sister show, will air its first episode here in Ireland on August 22nd.


The prequel will focus on the Targaryen family, and their rule over Westeros, with The Crown star Matt Smith playing Daemon.

The Doctor Who star says the Game of Thrones spin-off series will be "really different" to the original show.


The original series, which gripped fans around the world, was Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” with the creators of the critically acclaimed television show, David Benioff and Daniel .B. Weiss, meeting each other while studying in Dublin.


Game of Thrones ran for eight seasons and received a total of 270 awards and over 740 award nominations.

Matt Smith says the original series was "so brilliant" that creators had to make the new programme even more special.


Other stars to appear in the prequel series include Paddy Considine (HBO’s The Third Day and The Outsider), Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One), Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers), Steve Toussaint (It’s a Sin, Doctor Who), Eve Best (Nurse Jackie, The King’s Speech), Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill, The Amazing Spider-Man) and Sonoya Mizuno (Ex Machina, Crazy Rich Asians).

Check out the official trailer fr the show below:


The HBO original series is coming to Sky on August 22nd 2022.

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