According to Variety, the series will air August 21st.
“Set two centuries before the events of “Game of Thrones,” the ten-episode prequel series will depict how the House of Targaryen fell into a bitter and brutal civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons — presaging the beginning of the end of the ruling family of Westeros.”
House of the Dragon offers a stellar cast featuring Paddy Consadine (King Viserys I), Emmy D’Arcy (Princess Rhaenrya, Viserys’ first child), Matt Smith (Prince Daemon, Viserys’ younger brother), Rhys Ifans (Ser Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King), Olivia Cooke (Lady Alicent Hightower, Otto’s daughter), and Fabien Frankel (Ser Criston Cole, a knight with eyes for Rhaenrya).
Co-stars include Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Ryan Corr, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Graham McTavish, Matthew Needham, Bill Patterson, Gavin Spokes.
The series began filming in February, and HBO Max Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys said that it was a “pretty good bet” that the spin-off will have a second season:
“Generally speaking, we usually let something air and see how it does, but obviously, we’ll make preparations ahead of time to make sure we’re ahead of the game.”