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Game Of Thrones fans delight at new trailer for Game Of Thrones prequel House Of The Dragon

Game Of Thrones fans delight at newest sneak peek trailer of prequel House Of The Dragon that shows Matt Smith coveting the Targaryen throne

  • The latest clip is a second, more in-depth teaser for the upcoming prequel series
  • House Of The Dragon is set 200 years before Game Of Thrones and focuses on the Targaryen civil war
  • Paddy Considine stars as King Viserys I Targaryen while Matt Smith plays his younger brother Prince Daemon
  • The Prince appears to have his eyes on the Iron Throne 

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HBO released the second teaser trailer for its upcoming Game Of Thrones prequel series House Of The Dragon on Thursday.

The new clip, which features more extensive footage than the first teaser, gives a hint at the royal intrigues in the court of the House of Targaryen, led by Paddy Considine as King Viserys I Targaryen.

Matt Smith stars as Prince Daemon Targaryen in the new show, which debuts on the network and its HBO Max streaming service on August 21.

Watching the throne: Matt Smith stars as Prince Daemon Targaryen, who seeks to steal the throne from his brother King Viserys I Targaryen (Paddy Considine) in the newest teaser for HBO’s Game Of Thrones prequel House Of The Dragon, which was released Thursday

House Of The Dragon is set 200 years prior to the events in the original Game Of Thrones series and details a civil war among the Targaryen family, as Smith’s character Prince Daemon tries to ascend to his brother’s throne.

A future generation of the same royal family was represented by Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) in the previous series. 

Although Prince Daemon is seen at the start of the teaser as he carries a dragon egg, he doesn’t appear to be the only family member with designs on the throne.

English actor Emma D’Arcy — who is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns — is also seen at the start of the clip as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, who is the firstborn child of King Viserys, making her another possible heir to his throne.

Rising star: English actor Emma D'Arcy — who is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns — is also seen at the start of the clip as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, who is the firstborn child of King Viserys, making her another possible heir to his throne

Rising star: English actor Emma D’Arcy — who is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns — is also seen at the start of the clip as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, who is the firstborn child of King Viserys, making her another possible heir to his throne

At her fingertips: Princess Rhaenyra — who is also played at a younger age by Australian actress Milly Alcock — is initially seen as she surveys the sea surrounding the kingdom

At her fingertips: Princess Rhaenyra — who is also played at a younger age by Australian actress Milly Alcock — is initially seen as she surveys the sea surrounding the kingdom

War: The teaser then hints at battles to come when a bearded Rhys Ifans is seen in full battle armor. He plays Ser Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, who is at odds with Prince Daemon

War: The teaser then hints at battles to come when a bearded Rhys Ifans is seen in full battle armor. He plays Ser Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, who is at odds with Prince Daemon

Princess Rhaenyra — who is also played at a younger age by Australian actress Milly Alcock — is initially seen as she surveys the sea surrounding the kingdom.

While she looks intently, Lord Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint) is heard in voiceover: ‘What is this brief, mortal life, if not the pursuit of legacy?’

The teaser then hints at battles to come when a bearded Rhys Ifans is seen in full battle armor. He plays Ser Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, who is at odds with Prince Daemon.

Back in King Viserys’ court, it’s made clear that his daughter Rhaenyra is his appointed heir as the heads of other royal families bow their heads and pledge their loyalty to the Targaryens.

Succession: Back in King Viserys' court, it's made clear that his daughter Rhaenyra is his appointed heir as the heads of other royal families bow their heads and pledge their loyalty to the Targaryens

Succession: Back in King Viserys’ court, it’s made clear that his daughter Rhaenyra is his appointed heir as the heads of other royal families bow their heads and pledge their loyalty to the Targaryens

Beware: But young Rhaenyra soon gets a warning about the dangerous lurking for powerful women

Beware: But young Rhaenyra soon gets a warning about the dangerous lurking for powerful women

Power hungry: 'Men would sooner put the realm to the torch than see a woman ascend the Iron Throne,' intones Princess Rhaenys Velaryon (Eve Best), a cousin to the king and the wife of Lord Corlys Velaryon

Power hungry: ‘Men would sooner put the realm to the torch than see a woman ascend the Iron Throne,’ intones Princess Rhaenys Velaryon (Eve Best), a cousin to the king and the wife of Lord Corlys Velaryon

But young Rhaenyra soon gets a warning about the dangerous lurking for powerful women.

‘Men would sooner put the realm to the torch than see a woman ascend the Iron Throne,’ intones Princess Rhaenys Velaryon (Eve Best), a cousin to the king and the wife of Lord Corlys Velaryon.

Her vision seems to be accurate, as Prince Daemon is seen leading a group of armed soldiers through city streets as they brutalize its denizens and kick open doors. 

The trailer then cuts to another rival to the throne, Lady Alicent Hightower (played by Olivia Cooke). The daughter of Ser Hightower is seen being lectured by her father.

‘We play an ugly game,’ he warns, before adding, ‘You have the determination to win it.’ 

Leading the assault: Her vision seems to be accurate, as Prince Daemon is seen leading a group of armed soldiers through city streets as they brutalize its denizens and kick open doors

Leading the assault: Her vision seems to be accurate, as Prince Daemon is seen leading a group of armed soldiers through city streets as they brutalize its denizens and kick open doors

New challenger: The trailer then cuts to another rival to the throne, Lady Alicent Hightower (played by Olivia Cooke). The daughter of Ser Hightower is seen being lectured by her father. 'We play an ugly game,' he warns. 'You have the determination to win it'

New challenger: The trailer then cuts to another rival to the throne, Lady Alicent Hightower (played by Olivia Cooke). The daughter of Ser Hightower is seen being lectured by her father. ‘We play an ugly game,’ he warns. ‘You have the determination to win it’

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