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Revealed: HBO announced Wednesday that Game Of Thrones prequel House Of The Dragon will premiere on the network this August on HBO and HBO Max.  Along with an image of the program's logo, the official House Of The Dragon Twitter account wrote:

Game Of Thrones prequel House Of The Dragon will premiere on HBO in August

The much-anticipated Game Of Thrones prequel series House Of The Dragon has been given an official premiere date.

HBO announced Wednesday that the series will air on the network in August on HBO and HBO Max.

Along with the program’s logo image, the official House Of The Dragon Twitter account wrote: “August 21st #HouseoftheDragon”

Several new images featuring the series’ cast and crew have been released in conjunction with news of the premiere date.

Revealed: HBO announced Wednesday that Game Of Thrones prequel House Of The Dragon will premiere on the network this August on HBO and HBO Max. Along with the program’s logo image, the official House Of The Dragon Twitter account wrote: “August 21st #HouseoftheDragon”

The photos have given fans a glimpse of Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, Milly Alcock as Young Rhaenyra, Emily Carey as Young Alicent, and Emma D’Arcy As Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, and Sonoya Mizuno. Messiria, Matt Smith as Prince Damon Targaryen, Fabian Frankl as Sir Kriston Cole, Steve Toussaint as Lord Corliss Philarion, Eve Best as Princess Rennes Targaryen

The new show is based on the companion book of Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin of the same name, which chronicles the 300-year reign of House Targaryen, set before the events of the TV series and books.

Doctor Who Matt Smith has captured the lead role of dragon rider Prince Damon Targaryen, the younger brother of King Physeris.

Matt, 39, has previously claimed that the new show is “really different” from Game Of Thrones because the original series is something that would be “impossible” to reproduce.

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I think it’s really different from the original series, to be honest with you. I mean it should be, he explained in an interview with ComicBook.com.

A sneak peek: Several new images featuring the series' cast and crew have been released in conjunction with news of the premiere date;  Matt Smith in the picture The Demon Prince Targaryen

A sneak peek: Several new images featuring the series’ cast and crew have been released in conjunction with news of the premiere date; Matt Smith in the picture The Demon Prince Targaryen

Prequel: The new show is based on the companion book of Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin of the same name, which chronicles the 300-year rule of House Targaryen, prior to the events of the TV series and books;  Steve Toussaint as Lord Corliss Philaerion and Eve Best as Princess Rhaenes Targaryen

Prequel: The new show is based on the companion book of Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin of the same name, which chronicles the 300-year rule of House Targaryen, prior to the events of the TV series and books; Steve Toussaint as Lord Corliss Philaerion and Eve Best as Princess Rhaenes Targaryen

“The original series was something of its own and it was, it was absolutely fantastic, and it kind of left an imprint in a way that is impossible to replicate.”

Miguel Sabuchek, an opponent of the series House Of The Dragon, echoed the actor’s thoughts about the upcoming sequel, who previously insisted that although the new series will “honor” its “leading” predecessor, it will have its own “tone”.

It’s not broken, said Sapochik, so we’re not trying to reinvent the wheel. House of the Dragon has its own tune that will evolve and appear throughout the show.

“But first, it’s very important to respect and honor the original series, which was so groundbreaking.”

Other confirmed cast members for House Of the Dragon include Bates Motel actress Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower and Wanderlust actress Emma Darcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.

Cross-platform: House of the Dragon is set to release on HBO and HBO Max on August 21, while UK viewers can watch the series the next day on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV;  Paddy Considine as pictured King Viserys Targaryen

Cross-platform: House of the Dragon is set to release on HBO and HBO Max on August 21, while UK viewers can watch the series the next day on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV; Paddy Considine as pictured King Viserys Targaryen

Evolves: 'It's not broken, so we're not trying to reinvent the wheel.  House of the Dragon has its own tone that will evolve and emerge throughout the show;  Millie Alcock as Young Rhaenyra and Emily Carey as Young Alicent pictured

Evolves: ‘It’s not broken, so we’re not trying to reinvent the wheel. House of the Dragon has its own tone that will evolve and emerge throughout the show; Millie Alcock as Young Rhaenyra and Emily Carey as Young Alicent pictured

House of the Dragon is set to release on HBO and HBO Max on August 21, while UK viewers can watch the series the next day on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.

Game Of Thrones, which premiered on HBO in 2011, aired its eighth and final season in May of 2019.

They have turned the likes of Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner and Kit Harington into household names over the course of nearly a decade on the premium cable network.

Casey Bloys, chief content officer at HBO, recently offered some new updates on the Game Of Thrones spin-off in an interview with TV Line, while hinting at the potential for more spin-offs in the works.

In honor:

Honor: “But first, it is very important to respect and honor the original series, which was so groundbreaking,” he added.

All the praise: The show came from Colony creator Ryan Condal and Martin, with Bloys praising their work on the show, along with director Miguel Sapochnik, who directed some of Game of Thrones' biggest episodes;  Sonoya Mizuno as in the photo Misaria

All the praise: The show came from Colony creator Ryan Condal and Martin, with Bloys praising their work on the show, along with director Miguel Sapochnik, who directed some of Game of Thrones’ biggest episodes; Sonoya Mizuno as in the photo Misaria

Lots to look forward to:

Lots to look forward to: “Ryan and Miguel did a great job. Miguel, you know, directed the original. They did something very difficult, I think, in that it feels completely special to him. Rhys Evans as portrayed by Otto Hightower

The show comes from Colony creator Ryan Condal and Martin, whose work on the show has been praised by the Bloys, along with director Miguel Sapochnik, who directed some of Game of Thrones’ biggest episodes.

Ryan and Miguel did a great job. Miguel, you know, directed the original. They’ve done something very difficult, I think, in that he feels completely special to him,” Bloys said.

It focuses on one family, which I think is interesting. It focuses a little more on the Targaryens, who are definitely a high drama family. So he feels very special to himself but also within the world of Game of Thrones.

House of the Dragon was one of many sub-shows requested by HBO, although it was the only one to make it to the series stage.

Focus: 'It's focused on one family, which I think is interesting.  It focuses a little more on the Targaryens, who are definitely a high drama family.  So he feels very special to himself but also within the world of Game of Thrones

Focus: ‘It’s focused on one family, which I think is interesting. It focuses a little more on the Targaryens, who are definitely a high drama family. So he feels very special to himself but also within the world of Game of Thrones