A civil battle is brewing for the Iron Throne in Home of the Dragon teaser

HBO has launched the primary teaser for Home of the Dragon, giving us our first actual have a look at this spinoff prequel sequence to Recreation of Thrones. Set 200 years earlier than the occasions of its predecessor, the sequence will chronicle the start of the tip for the reign of Home Targaryen, culminating in civil battle. Along with co-creators George R.R. Martin and Ryan J. Condal, Miguel Sapochnik—who filmed among the most eye-popping, sophisticated battles on Recreation of Thrones—will function co-showrunner and direct the pilot and a number of other different episodes. The sequence started filming in April.

This time round, the supply materials is Martin’s 2018 epic fantasy Hearth and Blood, a fictional historical past of the Targaryen kings. It begins with Aegon I’s conquest of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, because of the household’s superior weaponry within the type of dragons, adopted by a interval of relative peace. Half three focuses on Aegon I’s sons, King Aenys I and King Maegor I. When the latter dies, the son of Aenys, Jaehaerys I, ascends to the Iron Throne. Jaehaerys I had two sons, however they each died earlier than their regal father, thereby triggering a succession disaster.

The ultimate two sections of Hearth and Blood cope with the fallout of that disaster and appear to be the first supply materials for this new sequence. Primarily, a council of lords selects King Viserys I Targaryen to succeed Jaehaerys I, passing over Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, a dragonrider often known as “the Queen Who By no means Was.” Viserys I has no sons by his first spouse and decides his daughter, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, will succeed him. However that is Westeros, so there are others scheming for the Iron Throne, most notably Ser Otto Hightower, Hand of the King—whose daughter Alicent turns into the king’s second spouse—and Prince Daemon Targaryen, the king’s youthful brother.

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