HBO is back with another blockbuster series. House of Fragon has premiered and most of the fans are happy to see another series of Dragons after the end of Game of Thrones. The show has already been promising and many fans have already started to be a fan of it. They know that there are Targaryens like in Game of Thrones but are confused to know on how they are related to each other.
If you haven’t watched the series yet and if you are hoping that you will get to see similar faces of Game of Thrones such as; Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark, Jon Snow, or more then we’re sorry to disappoint but you won’t see their appearance again anymore.
Well if you have just started watching the series then the new series can be confusing but the die-hard fans of Game of Thrones will love House of Dragon. Many fans are still in the commotion about how these two series are related to each other. Before that let’s take a look at what House of Dragon is about.
What is House of Dragon about?
House of Dragon is all about the infamous Targaryen family and their dragons. House of Dragon takes place in Westerosi. It takes part in the era which was historically known as “The Dance of Dragons” and “The Dying of the Dragons.” The events that happen in the House of Dragon take place almost hundred years ago.
In this series, you can experience how the ancient Targaryen family lived. We can get information on the political matters of Westeros and about the conflict that happened hundreds of years ago.
The series will also unravel the conflict that was caused inside the Targaryen family to determine who will be the successor. The dispute gets between the children of King Viserys I.
King Viserys had many children and the children who started the conflict was Rhaenyra Targaryen and her half-brother Aegon II Targaryen. As you see, Rhaenyra is the daughter of Aemma Arryn, the first wife of the king. She is the truthful owner of the crown. Aegon II is the son of the king’s second wife.
The series will give you detailed information on the story of Game of Thrones. The politics will be less and blood will be more in this series. The series will take you back to a time when the Targaryen family had 17 dragons under them. It will give you detailed information on these dragons and will help you to unravel the secrets of the ancient Targaryen family.
Is House of Dragon related to Game of Thrones?
As we’ve discussed earlier, the events that show on the House of Dragons of are almost 200 years ago. We can show the events and wars which happened almost 200 years before the Game of Thrones.
There are events that take place is of before and after the Targaryens took control over the whole of Westeros. In a simple manner, we can say that the series explain Before and After the Conquest.
The series, House of Dragon takes place around 100 BC (Before Conquest) when the Doom of Valyria had occurred. It was an event where the dragons that the Targaryens rode were only kept alive and the rest of the Dragons were killed, and when Aegon I Targaryen made the Iron Throne and made new rules at Westeros in 2 AC (After Conquest).
House of Dragon is the era where the Dance of The Dragon happened. And that era takes place between 29 AC to 131 AC. But when we look at the first episode of the series we find it taking place in 112 AC, it portrays the ancient Westeros and the ancient life of the people with Dragons.
The first episode that takes place in 112 AC is almost 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen and the death of her father, King Aerys. Roughly Game of Thrones had taken place at that moment, around 298 AC.
House of the Dragon gives us an opportunity to dig deep into history and learn about the Targaryen family and the culture of Westeros. It also helps us to understand the events that took place in Game of Thrones.
After taking a look at all these events we can be clear that House of Dragon is clearly related to Game of Thrones. The events that take place in House of Dragon is almost 200 years before Game of Thrones.
Cast members of House of Dragon
House of Dragon doesn’t have any old members. We don’t have members from the Game of Thrones but we certainly have some new exceptional members. George R. R. Martin, Ryan J. Condal, and Miguel Sapochnik have truly selected some incredible actors. Like;
- Paddy Considine plays the role of King Viserys Targaryen
- Matt Smith plays the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen
- Emma D’Arcy plays the role of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen
- Olivia Cooke plays the role of Alicent Hightower
- Steve Toussaint plays the role of Lord Corlys Velaryon
- Eve Best plays the role of Princess Rhaenys Velaryon
- Rhys Ifans plays the role of Otto Hightower
- Sonoya Mizuno plays the role of Mysaria
- Fabien Frankel plays the role of Ser Criston Cole
These actors have already started to show their potential and they can’t be any more perfect pick for the series.
Where can we watch House of Dragon?
If you’re eager to watch House of Dragon then you can find the series on HBO and on HBO Max with a subscription. HBO Max is only available in the US at the moment. You can also get access to HBO Max with your Android device, IOS, Chromecast, and on certain TV platforms.
In HBO Max you can find many original contents, it is the house of movies and a house of popular movies and series. You can get access to HBO Max by signing up by going to their website and even downloading their official app.
House of Dragon will premiere every Sunday at 9:00 p.m. on HBO and streams on HBO Max.