House of the Dragon

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House of the Dragon
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Genre Medieval fantasy
Format Serial drama
Created by Ryan Condal
George R. R. Martin
Developed by Ryan Condal
Miguel Sapochnik
Written by Ryan Condal
Wes Tooke
Claire Kiechel
Ti Mikkel
Sara Lee Hess
Charmaine DeGraté
Directed by Miguel Sapochnik
Greg Yaitanes
Clare Kilner
Geeta V. Patel
Starring Paddy Considine
Matt Smith
Olivia Cooke
Emma D'Arcy
Steve Toussaint
Eve Best
Sonoya Mizuno
Rhys Ifans
Fabien Frankel
Emily Carey
Milly Alcock
Graham McTavish
Gavin Spokes
Ryan Corr
Matthew Needham
Jefferson Hall
Bill Paterson
David Horovitch
Composer(s) Ramin Djawadi[1]
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Executive producer(s) Miguel Sapochnik
Ryan Condal
George R. R. Martin
Vince Gerardis
Casey Bloys
Ron Schmidt
Greg Yaitanes
  • United Kingdom
    • Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden
    • Cornwall
  • Spain
  • United States
    • California
  • Portugal
Cinematography Fabian Wagner
Camera setup Steve Weightman
Jack Parry
Production company(s) HBO
Cross Plains Productions
Bastard Sword
Warner Bros. Pictures
Distributor HBO Films
Original channel HBO, HBO Max
First shown in United States
Original airing 2022
Related shows Game of Thrones
External links House of the Dragon

House of the Dragon, also marketed as Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon, is an upcoming American medieval fantasy television series developed by HBO. It is a prequel to Game of Thrones.


House of the Dragon takes place two centuries before the War of the Five Kings, focusing on the Dance of the Dragons. The show is based on George R. R. Martin's Fire & Blood, along with the novella The Princess and the Queen and the novelette The Rogue Prince.[2]


Conception and development

House of the Dragon was first pitched by George R. R. Martin in the summer of 2016, when he was still writing Fire & Blood.[2] A similar project dealing with the Dance of the Dragons was pitched by Bryan Cogman in September 2017,[3] but it was announced in April 2019 that HBO would not move forward with it.[4] House of the Dragon was greenlit in October 2019 and has received a 10-episode straight-to-series order by HBO, who have hired Miguel Sapochnik to direct the pilot episode and additional episodes. In addition to Sapochnik, Ryan Condal will serve as co-showrunner. George R. R. Martin, Vince Gerardis, and Casey Bloys have been attached as executive producers, and Wes Tooke, Claire Kiechel, Ti Mikkel, Sara Hess, and Charmaine DeGraté as writers. Although Martin has expressed interest in writing an episode, he wishes to first finish The Winds of Winter.[2] Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi is returning to compose the music of House of the Dragon.[1] On 11 July 2021, the Academy and Emmy award-winning visual effects company Pixomondo announced that they were working on the show.[5] Pixomondo has previously worked on Game of Thrones. On his podcast "The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of", Ryan Condal revealed that three named Valyrian steel swords from the books have been made for the first series of the show,[6] including the two Targaryen blades Blackfyre and Dark Sister.[7] On 5 October 2021, HBO released the first official teaser.[8]

Cast and characters

As of September 2021, the following cast members have been officially confirmed. It is currently unknown where the line is between starring and supporting roles.[9][10]

Filming locations

The first season of House of the Dragon is being filmed in the United Kingdom and Spain.[11] Filming began on April 5th 2021 in London, at Leavesden Studios,[12] as well as the island castle of St. Michael's Mount in Cornwall.[13]


House of the Dragon is, according to HBO programming chief Casey Bloys, expected to premiere in 2022.[14] This was later confirmed in the first teaser.[8]

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