The time has come! Believe it or not, though the show is still in mid-production, we now have the first teaser trailer for the Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon!
With the familiar sounds of Ramin Djawadi on the background, Matt Smith’s Daemon Targaryen pronounces these ominous words: “Gods. Kings. Fire. And Blood. Dreams didn’t make us kings — dragons did.” As he speaks, we see a succession of quick shots:
Prince Daemon walks with a torch through a dark cavern.
Are these the old dragonglass caves of Dragonstone?
The Rogue Prince and Emma D’Arcy’s Rhaenyra Targaryen look out to the sea.
A dragon head surrounded by candles. Is this a statue, a skull, or a very still live dragon?
Rhys Ifans’ Otto Hightower handles his lapel, letting us see his Hand of the King pin.
Paddy Considine’s Viserys I Targaryen, sitting on the Iron Throne.
Is this Blackfyre, one of House Targaryen’s ancestral Valyrian steel swords?
A beautiful profile of a younger Rhaenyra, played by Milly Alcock, also seen at the top.
A tourney combat with lots of Targaryen regalia and a truly amazing armor set with a winged helmet, probably belonging to Daemon Targaryen, which would make that sword Dark Sister.
Steve Toussaint’s Corlys Velaryon!
The Velaryons: Corlys, Theo Nate’s Laenor, Eve Best‘s Rhaenys, Savannah Steyn’s Laena
The entire Velaryon ensemble enter the throne room.
Sonoya Mizuno’s Mysaria, a Lysene dancer and ally of Daemon.
Olivia Cooke’s Alicent Hightower runs through the crowd with a dagger in hand.
Does it look familiar or are we imagining things?
Rhaenyra and Alicent sit together for a momentous tourney.
An older Laenor Velaryon played by John MacMillan fights a duel; who’s the other combatant?
An adult Rhaenyra walks toward the Iron Throne, which looks much closer to how it’s described in the books (whilst still being consistent with the original show).