Here be dragons.
The final season of “Game of Thrones” in 2019 left many viewers with a sour taste, but HBO is placing a big bet that fans will flock back to the intrigue and infighting of Westeros (and its many dragons) in the prequel series “House of the Dragon” (Aug. 21).
With a sprawling cast that includes Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke and Milly Alcock, the new series takes place 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” and details a war of succession that tears apart the Targaryen dynasty. It’s based on George R.R. Martin’s book “Fire & Blood,” and has a production cost higher than the original series (dragons don’t come cheap, you know). It’s the first of many planned “Game of Thrones” spinoffs by HBO, so get ready for much more to come.
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