HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon’ *Finally* Has a Premiere Date

Calling all Game of Thrones fans! The highly anticipated prequel series, House of the Dragon, finally has an official release date.

According to a press release, HBO Max confirmed the ten-episode drama series will premiere on Sunday, August 21, 2022. The show will be available to watch on HBO and the HBO Max streaming service.

In other news, HBO also released the official teaser poster for the upcoming series. The Twitter page dedicated to the show posted a picture of a golden egg encased in flames, alongside the launch date.

House of Dragons is based on George R.R. Martin’s 2018 novel, Fire & Blood. The new series is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, telling the story of House Targaryen and the Targaryen Civil War—also referred to as the Dance of Dragons.

Back in October, the first official teaser was released on social media. Though the trailer was only a minute long, it gave a small glimpse at the star-studded cast. The trailer included stars like Paddy Considine (King Viserys Targaryen), Emma D’Arcy (Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen), Matt Smith (Prince Daemon Targaryen), Olivia Cooke (Alicent Hightower), Steve Toussaint (Lord Corlys Velaryon) and Sonoya Mizuno (Mysaria).

Martin will serve as the co-creator/executive producer of the show, while Ryan Condal (Hercules, Rampage) will be the screenwriter and Miguel Sapochnik (Finch, Repo Men) will be the director.

Don’t mind us, we’ll just be counting down the days to the House of the Dragon series premiere.

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Karelle McKay is the Assistant Editor of News and Entertainment at PureWow. Before she started writing about all things pop culture, she was a literal couch potato who loved...