The ball is finally through the church! The Game of Thrones spin-off, House of the Dragon, is about to arrive. For example, HBO advertises via a number of Twitter posts.
HBO announced via Twitter that the House of the Dragon release will certainly continue, but it doesn’t end there. The series will be released in 2022. Along with the happy news of when we can look forward to the series, the cast has also been announced.
The cast can be seen in full in one of the photos, the first one being clear table reading is done at an appropriate distance. The cast includes:
- Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy)
- King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine)
- Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith)
- The Sea Serpent (Steve Toussaint)
- Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cook)
- Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans)
Additionally, the series is directed by Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik. The latter name should strike Game of Thrones fans. Sapochnik was also involved in the original series and directed several episodes. In Season 5 he took charge of The Gift and Hardhome, while in Season 6 he had two major episodes (Battle of the Bastards and The Winds of Winter).
Game of Thrones spin-off released on HBO Max
What is striking about this announcement is that HBO is in the process of defining the release of HBO Max. It is not indicated if the series will also air on HBO channels in the United States. This is important for the Dutch, because Ziggo has made a deal to stream HBO series and movies through a special Movies & Series package.
HBO Max, on the other hand, is a separate streaming service from HBO where exclusive movies and series appear. The same goes for Godzilla vs. Kong, for example, can be seen via HBO Max and the new Mortal Kombat movie can also be exclusively seen there now. The films are also released in theaters.