House of the Dragon, which is one of the most awaited shows for fantasy fans, has recently revealed new posters that serve as the best first looks of nine amazing characters from the show. The upcoming prequel to the globally and critically acclaimed Game of Thrones is set to premiere on HBO on August 21. Thus, it has become one of the highly anticipated shows of the year. And Game of Thrones fans expect a huge spectacle out of it.
The flagship series concluded its renowned and successful run in May 2019. And not long after that, the prequel was certified to be turned into a series. George R.R. Martin and Ryan J. Condal are helming the reigns for House of the Dragon. The show is based on the Song of Ice and Fire author’s own 2018 novel, Fire & Blood, which tells the history of House Targaryen.
House of the Dragon is set around 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The prequel will essentially depict the grand and unfortunate fall of the Targaryen House by chronicling the events leading up to the Targaryen civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons.
In addition, it will portray an epic bloodbath, which is clearly one of the most enthused aspects of the series. House of the Dragon will also introduce audiences to a whole lot of new characters. The show’s stellar ensemble cast includes Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, Olivia Cooke, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans.
Up until this point, House of the Dragon has launched a bunch of posters that reveal the best look at the main characters from the prequel show. They include Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Cooke as Lady Alicent Hightower, Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, Best as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, Frankel as Ser Criston Cole, Mizuno as Mysaria, and Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower. Check out the new character posters below:
It is true that fans have already had a tiny glimpse at many of these chasers before in various trailers and other promotional materials. But these new reveals are clearly the best looks served so far. Particularly when it comes to more minor characters like Ser Criston Cole and Mysaria.
House of the Dragon is set to introduce a plethora of new characters. Which puts the series in line with another anticipated fantasy prequel series that follows the same risk. And it is none other than Amazon’s Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Both these shows boast a massive ensemble of casts and characters who are essentially unfamiliar to the audiences. And to pass the bill for sustaining a long-lasting show with so many unknown faces is not an easy thing.
In addition to this, audiences are also going to have a hard time memorizing all these new characters’ names, nicknames, relations, and titles. For example, during this period in Westeros, Viserys is King and Otto is his hand. Lord Corlys Velaryon is also known as the Sea Snake. While Rhaenys is sometimes referred to as The Queen Who Never Was.
Of course, the fact that House of the Dragon is going to be set on a massive scale. Mainly when it comes to action and cinematography is a huge plus point. After all, Martin himself has assured that the show will feature plenty of dragons and action. But if the prequel is aiming to hit as high as Game of Thrones when it comes to being victorious. It will have to create a strong array of human characters that come with riveting conflicts.