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Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon, gets a poster and release date

March 31st, 2022 by Marc Comments

Are you ready for Game of Thrones madness to grip the world again? No? Well, you should be.

The next GoT series, House of the Dragon, has finally been given a release date, and it’s August 21st, 2022.

HBO released the post (above) with the date of the show’s first spinoff and you’ll notice the dragon egg and its proud mummy in the background.

The series is based on George RR Martin’s novel Fire & Blood and will be a ten-episode prequel depicting “how the House of Targaryen fell into a bitter and brutal civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons — presaging the beginning of the end of the ruling family of Westeros”.

Can it capture the magic of the first few seasons of Game of Thrones? Personally, I’m not convinced the world cares as much as it did a few years ago, but I know the series was a big hit at FTN HQ, so we’ll be hoping it’s a return to form as we really need some good swords, sorcery and dragons on our TV screens; not only that but the cast, made up of Paddy Considine (as King Viserys I), Emmy D’Arcy (as Princess Rhaenrya, Viserys’ first child and his heir apparent), Matt Smith (as Prince Daemon, Viserys’ younger brother), Rhys Ifans (as Ser Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King), Olivia Cooke (as Lady Alicent Hightower, Otto’s daughter) and Fabien Frankel (as Ser Criston Cole, a knight with eyes for Rhaenrya), has us pretty darned giddy.

HBO and HBO Max chief Casey Bloys has previously said they expect to make a second season of the show, so it’s a safe bet there’s a much bigger story lying ahead.

Thoughts? Let me hear them…

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….