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Here's Our First Look At The 'Game Of Thrones' Prequel 'House Of The Dragon'

It takes place 300 years before the events in 'Game of Thrones.'
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It's been a while since Game Of Thrones (GOT) aired its final episode, and it hasn't been quite the same without our tales of Westeros.

Some great news for GOT fans: HBO has just given a first look into the series' prequel, House Of The Dragon!

"Fire & blood," HBO's Facebook post read. 

We first got the deets of the project in 2018, when HBO released a statement that the series "chronicles the world's descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour."

"And only one thing is for sure: From the horrifying secrets of Westeros' history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of's not the story we think we know."

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House Of The Dragon, which was confirmed in October 2019, takes place 300 years before the events in GOT. The 10-episode series will share the history of the House of Targaryen, based on GOT author George R.R. Martin's 2019 novel Fire And Blood. The series will zoom in on the Dance of the Dragons, aka the Targaryen civil war between two fighting factions of the family. 

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The characters revealed so far are Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D'Arcy), the king's eldest child; Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith—you might recognize him as the young Prince Philip in Netflix's The Crown), the king's younger brother and heir to the throne; Lord Corlys Velaryon, "The Sea Snake" Lord of House Velaryon (Steve Toussaint), a famous maritime explorer in Westeros; and Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke), the daughter of Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans), the Hand of the King. 

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Emma D'Arcy

Matt Smith

Steve Toussaint

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Olivia Cooke

Rhys Ifan

House Of The Dragon is set to be released on HBO Max in 2022.