House of the Dragon TV Series (2022) Cast & Crew, Release Date, Episodes, Storyline, Review, Poster, Trailer

House of the Dragon

August 21, 2022
54–68 minutes
Season: 2
Episodes: 10
Status: released, new-season-coming

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House of the Dragon TV Series Details:

Based onFire & Blood by George R. R. Martin
CountryUnited States
Np. of Seasons2upcoming
No of episode10
Release dateAugust 21, 2022 – present
Running time54–68 minutes
Age ratingTV-MA
StarringPaddy Considine
Emma D’Arcy
Matt Smith
Olivia Cooke
Steve Toussaint
Eve Best
Fabien Frankel
Created byRyan J. Condal
George R. R. Martin
ShowrunnersRyan Condal
Miguel Sapochnik (season 1)
Directed byMiguel Sapochnik
Greg Yaitanes
Clare Kilner
Geeta Vasant Patel
Alan Taylor
Andrij Parekh
Loni Peristere
Written byRyan Condal
Gabe Fonseca
Ira Parker
Charmaine DeGraté
Sara Hess
Kevin Lau
Eileen Shim
Produced byKaren Wacker
Angus More Gordon
Alexis Raben
Kevin Lau
Executive producersMiguel Sapochnik
Ryan Condal
George R. R. Martin
Ron Schmidt
Jocelyn Diaz
Sara Hess
Vince Gerardis
CinematographyFabian Wagner
Pepe Avila del Pino
Alejandro Martínez
Catherine Goldschmidt
EditorsTim Porter
Selina MacArthur
Crispin Green
Chris Hunter
Music byRamin Djawadi
Production locationsPortugal
Production companiesGRRM
Bastard Sword
1:26 Pictures Inc.
HBO Entertainment
Original networkHBO
Budget$200 million (First season)

House of the Dragon TV Series Cast & Character:

  • Paddy Considine as King Viserys I Targaryen: The fifth king of the Seven Kingdoms. Known as “a warm, kind, and decent man”, Viserys was chosen by a council of lords to succeed his grandfather, Jaehaerys I Targaryen, as king.
  • Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen: King Viserys’s firstborn child. She is a dragonrider who expects to become the Seven Kingdoms’ first queen regnant.
    • Milly Alcock portrays young Rhaenyra Targaryen.
  • Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen: The heir presumptive to the Iron Throne, he is the younger brother of King Viserys, grandson to King Jaehaerys, and the uncle of Princess Rhaenyra. He is also an unrivaled warrior and an experienced dragonrider.
  • Olivia Cooke as Lady Alicent Hightower: The daughter of Ser Otto Hightower, raised in the Red Keep and a part of the king’s inner circle. Known as the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms.
    • Emily Carey portrays young Alicent Hightower.
  • Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon: Known as the “Sea Snake”, he is the lord of House Velaryon and the most famous seafarer in Westerosi history.
  • Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon: A dragonrider and wife of Lord Corlys. Known as the “Queen Who Never Was,” she was once a candidate to succeed her grandfather, King Jaehaerys, as ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, but was passed over in favor of her cousin Viserys.
  • Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole: A skilled swordsman from the Dornish Marches, he is the common-born son of the steward to the Lord of Blackhaven.
  • Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria: A foreign-born dancer who rose to become Prince Daemon’s most trusted ally.
  • Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower: Alicent’s father, the Hand of the King, who serves King Viserys and the realm. He is a bitter political rival of Prince Daemon.
  • Bethany Antonia as Lady Baela Targaryen: The eldest daughter of Laena Velaryon. She is a dragonrider whose mount is the young dragon Moondancer.
  • Phoebe Campbell as Lady Rhaena Targaryen: The younger daughter of Laena Velaryon.
  • Harry Collett as Prince Jacaerys Velaryon: Princess Rhaenyra’s first-born son.
  • Ryan Corr as Ser Harwin Strong: The eldest son to Master of Laws Lyonel Strong and heir to Harrenhal. Known as “Breakbones”, he is said to be the strongest man in the Seven Kingdoms.
  • Tom Glynn-Carney as Prince Aegon Targaryen: The first-born son of King Viserys.
  • Jefferson Hall as Lord Jason Lannister/Ser Tyland Lannister: Jason is the Lord of Casterly Rock, and his identical twin Tyland is a cunning politician.
  • David Horovitch as Grand Maester Mellos: A trusted advisor to King Viserys.
  • Wil Johnson as Ser Vaemond Velaryon: Younger brother to Lord Corlys Velaryon and commander in the Velaryon navy.
  • John Macmillan as Ser Laenor Velaryon: Son of Princess Rhaenys and Lord Corlys Velaryon.
    • Theo Nate portrays young Laenor Velaryon.
  • Graham McTavish as Ser Harrold Westerling: A member of the Kingsguard who has served since King Jaehaerys, he was once a powerful knight. He is tasked with watching over and protecting Princess Rhaenyra.
  • Ewan Mitchell as Prince Aemond Targaryen: The second son of King Viserys, nephew to Prince Daemon, and half-brother to Princess Rhaenyra.
  • Matthew Needham as Larys Strong: The younger son of Master of Laws Lyonel Strong.
  • Bill Paterson as Lord Lyman Beesbury: Lord of Honeyholt and Master of Coin on King Viserys’ small council.
  • Phia Saban as Princess Helaena Targaryen: The second-born daughter of King Viserys, sister to princes Aegon and Aemond, half-sister to Princess Rhaenyra.
  • Gavin Spokes as Lord Lyonel Strong: Master of Laws to King Viserys and Lord of Harrenhal.
  • Savannah Steyn as Lady Laena Velaryon: Daughter of Princess Rhaenys and Lord Corlys Velaryon.


It is a prequel to the television series Game of Thrones (2011–2019) and is based on Martin’s 2018 novel Fire & Blood. Set two hundred years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the beginning of the end of House Targaryen; the events leading up to and covering the Targaryen civil war, known as the “Dance of the Dragons”.

About House of the Dragon TV Series:

House of the Dragon is an American fantasy drama television series created by George R. R. Martin and Ryan Condal for HBO. A prequel to Game of Thrones (2011–2019), it is the second television series in the A Song of Ice and Fire franchise. Condal and Miguel Sapochnik served as the showrunners for the first season. Based on parts of Martin’s 2018 book Fire & Blood, the series begins about 100 years after the Seven Kingdoms are united by the Targaryen conquest, nearly 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen. Featuring an ensemble cast, the show portrays the events leading up to the beginning of the decline of House Targaryen, a devastating war of succession known as the “Dance of the Dragons”.

House of the Dragon received a straight-to-series order in October 2019, with casting beginning in July 2020 and principal photography starting in April 2021 in the United Kingdom. The series premiered on August 21, 2022, with the first season consisting of ten episodes. Five days after its premiere, the series was renewed for a second season. Sapochnik departed as showrunner after the first season, leaving Condal to serve as the sole showrunner for the second season. The second season is set to premiere on June 16, 2024, consisting of 8 episodes.

The first season received highly positive reviews, with praise towards its character development, visual effects, writing, score by Ramin Djawadi, and performances. However, the pacing, specifically of the time jumps, and the dark lighting of some scenes were criticized. The series premiere was watched by over 10 million viewers across the linear channels and HBO Max on the first day, the biggest in HBO’s history.

At the 80th Golden Globe Awards, House of the Dragon won Best Television Series – Drama and D’Arcy was nominated for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama. The series earned nine Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, and won three British Academy Television Craft Awards.

The second season is set to premiere on June 16, 2024, consisting of 8 episodes.

House of the Dragon Season Overview:

SeasonEpisodesFirst aired Last aired
110August 21, 2022October 23, 2022
28June 16, 2024August 4, 2024

House of the Dragon Episodes list:

House of the Dragon Season 1:

House of the Dragon S1, Episode 1 ∙ The Heirs of the Dragon

Sun, Aug 21, 2022
Viserys hosts a tournament to celebrate the birth of his second child. Rhaenyra welcomes her uncle Daemon back to the Red Keep.

House of the Dragon S1, Episode 2 ∙ The Rogue Prince

Sun, Aug 28, 2022
Rhaenyra oversteps at the Small Council. Viserys is urged to secure the succession through marriage. Daemon announces his intentions.

House of the Dragon S1, Episode 3 ∙ Second of His Name

Sun, Sep 4, 2022
Daemon and the Sea Snake battle the Crabfeeder. The realm celebrates Aegon’s second nameday. Rhaenyra faces the prospect of marriage.

House of the Dragon S1, Episode 4 ∙ King of the Narrow Sea

Sun, Sep 11, 2022
Rhaenyra continues her search for a suitable match, Daemon returns to Kings Landing and stirs more trouble for the King. Rhaenyra learns a valuable lesson.

House of the Dragon S1, Episode 5 ∙ We Light the Way

Sun, Sep 18, 2022
Daemon visits his wife in the Vale. Viserys and Rhaenyra broker agreements with the Velaryons. Alicent seeks the truth about the princess.

House of the Dragon S1, Episode 6 ∙ The Princess and the Queen

Sun, Sep 25, 2022
Ten years later. Rhaenyra navigates Alicent’s continued speculation about her children, while Daemon and Laena weigh an offer in Pentos.

House of the Dragon S1, Episode 7 ∙ Driftmark

Sun, Oct 2, 2022
As the families gather on Driftmark for a funeral, Viserys calls for an end to infighting and Alicent demands justice.

House of the Dragon S1, Episode 8 ∙ The Lord of the Tides

Sun, Oct 9, 2022
Six years later. With the Driftmark succession suddenly critical, Rhaenyra attempts to strike a bargain with Rhaenys.

House of the Dragon S1, Episode 9 ∙ The Green Council

Sun, Oct 16, 2022
While Alicent enlists Cole and Aemond to track down Aegon, Otto gathers the great houses of Westeros to affirm their allegiance.

House of the Dragon S1, Episode 10 ∙ The Black Queen

Sun, Oct 23, 2022
While mourning a tragic loss, Rhaenyra tries to hold the realm together, and Daemon prepares for war.

House of the Dragon Season 2:

House of the Dragon S2, Episode 1:

June 16, 2024

House of the Dragon S2, Episode 2:

June 23, 2024

House of the Dragon S2, Episode 3:

June 30, 2024

House of the Dragon S2, Episode 4:

July 7, 2024

House of the Dragon S2, Episode 5:

July 14, 2024

House of the Dragon S2, Episode 6:

July 21, 2024

House of the Dragon S2, Episode 7:

July 28, 2024

House of the Dragon S2, Episode 8:

August 4, 2024