Extended House of the Dragon Comic-Con trailer will be released tomorrow during Shark Week

Last Updated on July 24, 2022

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The panel for House of the Dragon at San Diego Comic-Con kicked off with a new extended trailer for the upcoming series. Unfortunately, that trailer won’t be available to the rest of us… until tomorrow. According to the official House of the Dragon Twitter account, the extended trailer will air during Shark Week on Discovery starting tomorrow at 9:00 pm ET.

The cast of crew of House of the Dragon was in attendance for the panel, except for director Miguel Sapochnik, who has COVID. Paddy Considine, who plays King Viserys I Targaryen, explained that his character is a decent man who cares about his kingdom and his people. Still, he’s hiding a secret relating to man’s potential fall. Considine added that he “got very possessive of the throne” throughout shooting, so much so that he wouldn’t let anyone else sit on it. “It’s uncomfortable,” Considine said, “but it’s supposed to be.” Matt Smith plays Prince Daemon Targaryen, Viserys’ younger brother and heir presumptive to the Iron Throne. Smith says that for him, the show’s heartbeat is the relationship between the two brothers.

George R.R. Martin was never able to make it to the House of the Dragon set due to COVID, but he’s seen 9 of the 10 episodes and is pretty impressed. “It’s exciting seeing these characters come to life,” Martin said. “These characters are like your kids you give up for adoption — you wonder if you’ll recognize them.” Showrunner Ryan Condal added that Martin helped to differentiate the seventeen different dragons we’ll be seeing throughout the show, with even more to come in the second season. That’s a hell of a lot more dragons than we ever saw in Game of Thrones, but each will be given its own personality and physical characteristics and how they reflect their riders.

Emma D’Arcy, who plays Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, said that wearing the white Targaryen wig for the first time was like a “Targaryen fire rite of passage,” and Matt Smith joked that he would “let the Targaryens dye their hair” when asked what he would do as King. Someone from the audience asked Smith how his character from Morbius would fare in the world of Westeros, and after sarcastically thanking him for watching the movie (which got a laugh), Smith said, “Not well.” As for Doctor Who, Smith said that he “would do alright, he’d land on his feet.

Much like Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin said that “the most interesting characters” of House of the Dragonare gray characters… all of these characters have good and evil in them and it’s all about the choices they make.” When asked if he’d be making a cameo in the series, Martin said that he hasn’t left the house in a few years due to COVID, but that he’s also writing this “big book” that people might be interested in, even though it’s “a little late.

House of the Dragon is set hundreds of years before the original series and is based upon George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, a Targaryen history book which chronicles the history of House Targaryen, starting off with “Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and [going on] to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold the throne, all the way up to the civil war, known as the Dance of the Dragons, that nearly tore their dynasty apart.

House of the Dragon will debut on August 21, 2022. Once the extended House of the Dragon Comic-Con trailer makes its way online, we’ll be sure to have it up for you!


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