The much-anticipated Game of Thrones spinoff is finally here.
On Sunday, Aug. 21, HBO Max will debut the first episode of House of the Dragon. The series consists of ten episodes which will air weekly. Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, House of the Dragon chronicles the rise and the downfall of the Targaryens, the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria. It will take place 300 years before the events of the award-winning series adaptation of Game of Thrones which aired its final episode nearly two years ago.
The series will be led by Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, and Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. It will also feature Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Milly Alcock, Emily Carey, Graham McTavish, Ryan Corr, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Matthew Needham, Bill Patterson, Gavin Spokes, Wil Johnson, John Macmillan, Savannah Steyn, and Theo Nate.
House of the Dragon hails from George R.R. Martin, Ryan Condal, and Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik, with Condal and Sapochnik also attached to serve as showrunners. Executive producers are Martin, Sapochnik, Condal, Vince Gerardis, and Sara Lee Hess.
Additionally, HBO Max will add American Sniper to its content. Directed by Clint Eastwood, it stars Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman, Cory Hardrict, Kevin Lacz, Navid Negahban, and Keir O’Donnell. The movie took home many Academy Awards nominations, including Best Picture, and won the Oscar for Best Sound Editing.
What’s Coming to HBO Max | Aug. 15-21
What to Watch on HBO Max on Aug. 21
- American Sniper, 2014
- House of the Dragon, Series Premiere (HBO)