Just who’s side are you on, anyway?

The Official Green and Black Trailers for House of the Dragon on Max (formerly HBO Max) have both dropped, and each trailer takes a side for Season 2 of the series, depicting the war that will change the course of history for House Targaryen and the kingdom.

Watch both trailers, and choose a side.

House of the Dragon that tells the tale of an internal succession war within House Targaryen at the height of its power, 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen. The series stars Emma D’Arcy as Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen and Matt Smith as the usurping Prince Daemon Targaryen.


The Targaryen dynasty is at the absolute apex of its power, with more than 10 dragons under their yoke. Most empires crumble from such heights. In the case of the Targaryens, their slow fall begins when King Viserys breaks with a century of tradition by naming his daughter Rhaenyra heir to the Iron Throne. But when Viserys later fathers a son, the court is shocked when Rhaenyra retains her status as his heir, and seeds of division sow friction across the realm.

On his personal blog, George R.R. Martin stated:

“I expect to be involved in [House of the Dragons] to some extent… and, who knows, if things work out, I may even be able to script a few episodes, as I did for the first four seasons of GAME OF THRONES. But… let me make this perfectly clear… I am not taking on any scripts until I have finished and delivered WINDS OF WINTER. Winter is still coming, and WINDS remains my priority, as much as I’d love to write an episode of HOUSE.”

The Iron Throne has been greatly redesigned from Game of Thrones. It is larger and more asymmetrical to more closely match the description in George R.R. Martin’s novels, although it is still nowhere near that big: the throne in the books is a 40-foot, immovable, asymmetrical behemoth made from 1000 swords welded together, with the seat 20 feet above the ground, and only accessible by a flight of stairs; the person sitting on it addresses people down below from 40 feet away.

With almost 10 million viewers, House of the Dragon’s pilot “The Heirs of the Dragon” was the most watched series premiere in HBO’s history. The original Game of Thrones series also saw a huge spike in streaming data in the weeks heading the premiere of this show.


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