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Sky releases ominous teaser for House of the Dragon series two, as further casting announced

Rhaenyra Targaryen stands outdoors in front of fields, looking ahead with concern

A prequel set 200 years before Game of Thrones, the show follows power struggles in the court of the ruling Targaryen family. The second series is poised to follow the bloody conflict that will determine who next sits upon on the Iron Throne.

“There is no war so hateful to the gods as a war between kin,” warns Rhaenys Targaryen in the teaser, “and no war so bloody as a war between dragons.”

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“War is afoot” in new trailer for House of the Dragon

The prequel is set two hundred years before the events of Game of Thrones and chronicles the beginning of the end of House Targaryen as a civil war spins out of its competing heirs.

The trailer sees Paddy Considine’s King Viserys I Targaryen face the urgent matter of choosing his successor.

The heir presumptive to the Iron Throne is his younger brother Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith), but his firstborn child Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) also has a claim - despite there never having been a Queen of the Seven Kingdoms.

First look trailer released for House of the Dragon

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Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire and Blood series, House of the Dragon takes place 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and focuses on the fearsome House of Targaryen. 

The teaser trailer hints at plenty of action, scheming, destruction and, of course, dragons. 

House of the Dragon will see the Targaryens fight over the line of succession, leading to a series of civil wars known as the Dance of the Dragons.