"house of the dragon": When it premieres, episodes and how to watch

"house of the dragon": When it premieres, episodes and how to watch

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(CNN Spanish) — If you don’t like dragons or the whole “Game of Thrones” universe, maybe you should prepare yourself and silence the phrase “House of the Dragon” in your social networks.

A new era of this popular story, written by George RR Martin and airing on HBO, is about to begin.

House of Dragon is a prequel to Game of Thrones. In this production we see the story of the Targaryen family, the house from which Daenerys, the mother of dragons or Khaleesi, played in Emilia Clarke’s “Game of Thrones” comes from.

The series is based on the book “Fire and Blood” by George RR Martin and takes place 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones.

Key facts about the premiere of “House of the Dragon”

Like Game of Thrones, House of Dragon airs Sundays on HBO. For those who prefer to tune in via their devices or via streaming, the episodes will also be available on HBO Max.

What’s important to know is that HBO won’t be releasing all episodes at once, so you can’t binge-watch this production. The series debuts August 21 at 9:00 p.m. Miami time and will contain a total of 10 episodes, each revealed on the following Sundays.

The first episode of the series will be called “The Heirs of the Dragon” or “The Heirs of the Dragon” in Spanish.

The second episode is called “The Rogue Prince” or “The Rebel Prince”.

HBO has not released the other eight titles for the remaining “House of the Dragon” episodes.

According to HBO, the series can be enjoyed in 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.

Which characters should you meet?

The series stars Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, Rhys Ifans and Milly Alcock.

This is the description of each of the main characters according to HBO:

Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen

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Elected by the Lords of Westeros to succeed Old King Jaehaerys Targaryen in the Great Council of Harrenhal. A warm, kind, and decent man, Viserys only wants to carry on his grandfather’s legacy. But good men are not necessarily great kings”.

Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen

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“Younger brother of King Viserys and heir to the throne. An incomparable warrior and dragon rider, Daemon possesses the true blood of the dragon. But it is said that every time a Targaryen is born, the gods flip a coin.”

Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower

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“The daughter of Otto Hightower, Hand of the King and the most beautiful woman in the Seven Kingdoms. Raised in the Red Keep, close to the king and his inner circle, she possesses both courtly grace and sharp political acumen.”

Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen

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“The king’s firstborn, she is pure Valyrian blood and a dragon rider. Many would say Rhaenyra was born with everything…but she wasn’t born a man.”

Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, “The Sea Serpent”

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“Lord of House Velaryon, a Valyrian bloodline as old as House Targaryen. As The Sea Serpent, the most celebrated nautical adventurer in the history of Westeros, Lord Corlys built his house into a mighty seat even richer than the Lannisters “and that it has the largest navy in the world”.

Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Targaryen

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“A dragon rider and wife of Lord Corlys Velaryon, ‘The Queen That Never Was’ was excluded from the High Council as heir to the throne because the realm favored her cousin Viserys simply because he was male.”

Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole

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“Of Dornish descent, the common son of the lord of Blackhaven’s steward. Cole is not entitled to land or title; all he has in his name is his honor and his supernatural skills with the sword.”

Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria

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“She came to Westeros with nothing, sold herself more times than she can remember.

Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower

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“The Hand of the King, Ser Otto, loyally and faithfully serves both his king and his kingdom. From the Hand’s point of view, the biggest threat to the kingdom is the king’s brother, Daemon, and his position as heir to the throne.”

Milly Alcock as the young princess Rhaenyra Targaryen

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